disembark

verb dis·em·bark \ ˌdis-əm-ˈbärk \
Updated on: 14 Jan 2018

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

disembarkation

play \(ˌ)dis-ˌem-ˌbär-ˈkā-shən, -bər-\ noun

Examples of disembark in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of disembark

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

disembark Synonyms

Synonyms
debark, land
Antonyms
embark
Related Words
beach; anchor, dock, put in
Near Antonyms
board, get (on); weigh (anchor)

DISEMBARK Defined for English Language Learners

disembark

verb

Definition of disembark for English Language Learners

  • : to leave a ship or airplane

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


DISEMBARK Defined for Kids

disembark

verb dis·em·bark \ ˌdi-səm-ˈbärk \

Definition of disembark for Students

disembarked; disembarking
: to leave or remove from a ship or airplane


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