onboard etymology

English word onboard comes from English on board

Detailed word origin of onboard

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
on board English (eng) (idiomatic) Agreeing or supporting.. (idiomatic) Joining in or participating.. On or in a means of transportation. On a vehicle or vessel; aboard.
onboard English (eng) (by extension, figurative) Being a part of, being included in, participating in. Carried or used on or in a vehicle or vessel (figurative) To become a part of a group; to incorporate (someone) into a group.. (figurative) To begin to use a product or service; to take (someone) on as a new customer of a product or service. On or in a vehicle or vessel; aboard; on board.

Words with the same origin as onboard

Descendants of on board