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embark

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verb em·bark \im-ˈbärk\

Simple Definition of embark

  • : to begin a journey especially on a ship or airplane

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of embark

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to go on board a vehicle for transportation <the troops embarked at noon>

  3. 2 :  to make a start <embarked on a new career>

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to cause to go on board (as a boat or airplane)

  6. 2 :  to engage, enlist, or invest in an enterprise

embarkation play \ˌem-ˌbär-ˈkā-shən, -bər-\ noun
embarkment play \im-ˈbärk-mənt\ noun

Examples of embark in a sentence

  1. The troops are waiting to embark.

  2. 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



EMBARK Defined for Kids

embark

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verb em·bark \im-ˈbärk\

Definition of embark for Students

embarkedembarking

  1. 1 :  to go on or put on board a ship or an airplane <The last of the passengers embarked.>

  2. 2 :  to begin a project or task <She embarked on a new career.>





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