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disembark

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verb dis·em·bark \ˌdis-əm-ˈbärk\

Simple Definition of disembark

  • : to leave a ship or airplane

  • : to remove (something or someone) from a ship or airplane

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disembark

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove to shore from a ship

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to go ashore out of a ship

  5. 2 :  to get out of a vehicle or craft

disembarkation play \(ˌ)dis-ˌem-ˌbär-ˈkā-shən, -bər-\ noun

Examples of disembark in a sentence

  1. The plane's crew members were the last ones to disembark.

  2. <the cruise passengers disembarked as soon as they got to the terminal in Miami>



Origin of disembark

Middle French desembarquer, from des- dis- + embarquer to embark


First Known Use: 1582


DISEMBARK Defined for Kids

disembark

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verb dis·em·bark \ˌdi-səm-ˈbärk\

Definition of disembark for Students

disembarkeddisembarking

  1. :  to leave or remove from a ship or airplane





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