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Definition of board verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they board
    he / she / it boards
    past simple boarded
    -ing form boarding
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    get on plane/ship, etc.
  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to get on a ship, train, plane, bus, etc. Passengers are waiting to board. board something The ship was boarded by customs officials.
  2. 2[intransitive] be boarding when a plane or ship is boarding, it is ready for passengers to get on Flight UA193 for Paris is now boarding at Gate 37.
  3. live somewhere
  4. 3[intransitive] board at…/with somebody to live and take meals in someone's home, in return for payment She always had one or two students boarding with her. He boarded at his aunt's house until he found a place of his own.
  5. 4[intransitive] to live at a school during the school year
  6. Phrasal Verbsboard somethingup
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: board