- be physically on a plane, ship, vehicle, train, or rocket
- be part of a team or group for a particular purpose
- be made aware of something for a reason
- all parties involved agree to participate
- something installed or provided on transportation
take or get on board
- decide to accept a suggestion, idea, or plan
- have someone’s cooperation or support
- Let’s get Phoebe on board for the Madison project. After all, it is her area of expertise.
- There were so many containers on board the vessel that it ran into difficulty in a ferocious storm.
- Is the bride on board with the new seating plan?
- The international flight took off from LAX with 325 passengers on board.
- The space station has three experienced astronauts on board at any time.
- Richard’s new car is fitted with an onboard Sat-Nav.
- Thank goodness there was a buffet service on board because we were starving by the time made it to the station.
- The committee members will have a lot to take on board after this month’s meeting.
The phrase was first recorded in the mid-60s, but there doesn’t seem to be any information on the history.