Simple Definition of embark
: to begin a journey especially on a ship or airplane
Full Definition of embark
1 : to go on board a vehicle for transportation <the troops embarked at noon>
2 : to make a start <embarked on a new career>
1 : to cause to go on board (as a boat or airplane)
2 : to engage, enlist, or invest in an enterprise
Examples of embark in a sentence
The troops are waiting to embark.
Millions of Europeans embarked for America in the late 19th century.
Origin of embark
Middle French embarquer, from Old Occitan embarcar, from em- (from Latin in-) + barca bark
First Known Use: 1533
Rhymes with embark
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EMBARK Defined for Kids
Definition of embark for Students
1 : to go on or put on board a ship or an airplane <The last of the passengers embarked.>
2 : to begin a project or task <She embarked on a new career.>
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