disembark


dis·em·bark

verb \ˌdis-əm-ˈbärk\

: to leave a ship or airplane

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

Full Definition of DISEMBARK

transitive verb
:  to remove to shore from a ship
intransitive verb
1
:  to go ashore out of a ship
2
:  to get out of a vehicle or craft
dis·em·bar·ka·tion \(ˌ)dis-ˌem-ˌbär-ˈkā-shən, -bər-\ noun

Examples of DISEMBARK

  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

Related to DISEMBARK

Synonyms
debark, land
Antonyms
embark

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