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

Other Words from disembark

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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Across from it, trains regularly rumble into a Georgian Revival-style Union Station, but few passengers disembark or board. New York Times, 4 Aug. 2022 The ship was cleared to return at a reduced speed to Seattle where all guests that are on board will disembark as planned, NCL added. Jennifer Henderson And Chris Boyette, CNN, 29 June 2022 First responders hosed off the aircraft’s tires and the plane was towed to gate D2, where passengers on Flight 383 from Tampa were able to safely disembark from the plane, according to Spirit spokesman Erik Hofmeyer. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, 10 July 2022 At least four ocean cruise ships were turned away from ports of call or were prohibited from letting passengers disembark in the Americas this week because of Covid-19 cases aboard. CNN, 30 Dec. 2021 Norwegian Cruise Line said all guests onboard would disembark in Seattle as originally planned. Christine Clarridge, Anchorage Daily News, 29 June 2022 In Miami, passengers disembark downtown, with nearby access to the Metromover, a free local train service connecting all of downtown and the lively Brickell neighborhood. Travel + Leisure, 15 June 2022 Visitors could disembark at a train station between the large meadow and lake Clara Meer. Pete Corson, ajc, 16 May 2016 Guests were asked to disembark in Mexico and were provided with a full credit for a future cruise and other financial reimbursement, Ms. Stellhorn says. Jacob Passy, WSJ, 24 May 2022 See More

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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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11 Aug 2022

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“Disembark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disembark. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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