disembark

verb
dis·​em·​bark | \ ˌdis-əm-ˈbärk How to pronounce disembark (audio) \
disembarked; disembarking; disembarks

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

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Other Words from disembark

disembarkation \ (ˌ)dis-​ˌem-​ˌbär-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce disembarkation (audio) , -​bər-​ How to pronounce disembarkation (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for disembark

Synonyms

debark, land

Antonyms

embark

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Examples of disembark in a Sentence

The plane's crew members were the last ones to disembark. the cruise passengers disembarked as soon as they got to the terminal in Miami

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Under Armour said other executives also disembarked at Teterboro on both trips. Khadeeja Safdar, WSJ, "Meet Under Armour CEO’s Unusual Adviser: An MSNBC Anchor," 21 Feb. 2019 The badly overloaded ferry capsized in the final stretch before shore on Thursday afternoon as people returning from a busy market day shifted and prepared to disembark. Fox News, "The Latest: Video shows rescued Tanzania ferry survivor," 22 Sep. 2018 The train rolled away after its operator disembarked to inspect one of the wagons and didn’t secure a brake. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, "BHP Output Mostly Down; Flags Productivity Hit, Copper Guidance Lift," 21 Jan. 2019 After a few hours, passengers disembarked the plane and received news that the flight had been delayed a whopping 27 hours, while the spare part was flown over on British Airways Flight 2037 from Gatwick to Orlando. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Flight Was Delayed for 3 Days—Here's Everything That Went Wrong," 5 Nov. 2018 The French aid groups SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders have called on European nations to identify a close port of safety so the 141 migrants picked up in two rescues Friday could disembark. Fox News, "The Latest: Germany seeks migrant deals with Greece, Italy," 13 Aug. 2018 The 274 rescued people on board disembarked after medical staff made a preliminary inspection. Washington Post, "World Digest: June 17, 2018," 17 June 2018 The new Duchess of Sussex, 36, and the Queen, 92, disembarked in Cheshire, some 200 miles from London, via the royal train in Runcorn after spending the night aboard. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "The Duchess and the Queen! Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth Step Out Together for First Time," 14 June 2018 There, the passenger disembarked and boarded a connecting flight to Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Passengers on 4 Southwest Flights Possibly Exposed to Measles," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of disembark

1582, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for disembark

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

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disembark

verb

English Language Learners Definition of disembark

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

disembark

verb
dis·​em·​bark | \ ˌdi-səm-ˈbärk How to pronounce disembark (audio) \
disembarked; disembarking

Kids Definition of disembark

: to leave or remove from a ship or airplane

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