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ark

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noun \ˈärk\

Definition of ark

  1. 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. 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

Rhymes with ark


Ark

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Definition of Ark

  1. Arkansas




ARK Defined for Kids

ark

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noun \ˈärk\

Definition of ark

  1. 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. 2 :  a cabinet in a synagogue for the scrolls of the Torah





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