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verb board pronunciation in British English /bɔː(r)d/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participleboarding
past tenseboarded
past participleboarded
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to get onto a ship, aircraft, train, or bus

    She boarded the wrong train.

    We're boarding through gate 16.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] if a plane or ship is boarding, passengers are being allowed to get on it

      When I got to the airport, my flight was already boarding.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to live at another person's house in a room that you pay for
    board with:

    She had three students who boarded with her.

    1. a.
      to live at school with other students during the part of the year that you go to lessons

      From the age of eight, George boarded at his school in Hampshire.


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