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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Approximately 3,000 passengers were disembarked from the downtown cruise terminal when the vessel arrived around 6:30 a.m. this morning. al.com, "Carnival re-routes New Orleans-bound cruise ship to Mobile," 11 July 2019 Reynolds took the T two hours from Quincy to Sullivan Square on Saturday afternoon before disembarking for the Encore. Deanna Pan, BostonGlobe.com, "Meet the man who waited 17 hours for the grand opening of Encore Boston Harbor," 23 June 2019 Some of the soldiers disembarked from their aircraft wearing reflective sunglasses. Janine Di Giovanni, The New York Review of Books, "Sierra Leone, 2000: A Case History in Successful Interventionism," 7 June 2019 In an apparent attempt to beat the queue to disembark, the passenger, identified by his surname, Song, opened an emergency door near his seat after his flight landed. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Passenger opens plane emergency exit, mistaking it for the toilet," 10 June 2019 More than 130,000 Allied forces disembarked from southern England on June 6, 1944, to cross the English Channel and take on Hitler's forces head-on. CBS News, "Trump joins world leaders to mark 75th D-Day anniversary — live updates," 5 June 2019 For hours after disembarking the boat, the earth would seem to buckle and tilt as though water still moved beneath my feet. Tara Conklin, Vogue, "After Divorce, Floating Another Chance at Love," 6 Feb. 2019 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

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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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