overboard etymology

English word overboard comes from English board, English over-

Detailed word origin of overboard

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
board English (eng) (basketball, informal) A rebound. (intransitive) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation. (transitive) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.. (transitive) To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.. (transitive) To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.. (transitive) To write [...]
over- English (eng) Above, or higher. Excessively. Superior. Surrounding or covering.
overborde Middle English (enm)
overboard English (eng) Excessively; too much.. Over the edge; especially, off or outside of a boat. Outside of a boat, in the water.

Words with the same origin as overboard

Descendants of board
dash spat
Descendants of over-
overcoat overcome overdose overjoyed overload overrated overrun overseas oversight overthrow overtime overweight