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ark

noun \ˈärk\

Definition of ARK

1
a :  a boat or ship held to resemble that in which Noah and his family were preserved from the Flood
b :  something that affords protection and safety
2
a :  the sacred chest representing to the Hebrews the presence of God among them
b :  a repository traditionally in or against the wall of a synagogue for the scrolls of the Torah

Origin of ARK

Middle English, from Old English arc, from Latin arca chest; akin to Latin arcēre to hold off, defend, Greek arkein, Hittite ḫark- to have, hold
First Known Use: before 12th century

Ark

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Definition of ARK

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ARK Defined for Kids

ark

noun , often cap \ˈärk\

Definition of ARK for Kids

1
:  the ship in which an ancient Hebrew of the Bible named Noah and his family were saved from a great flood that God sent down on the world because of its wickedness
2
:  a cabinet in a synagogue for the scrolls of the Torah

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