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

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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 Meanwhile, frozen skiers and snowboarders disembark from the lift complaining about numb fingers and toes. Rachel Walker, The Know, "Once fringe, “uphill skiing” is now one of the fastest-growing winter sports," 4 Nov. 2019 As the guests disembarked, many ignored the light rain to pose for pictures with Sturgeon’s hovercraft, which was in the parking lot. Robert Barnes, Anchorage Daily News, "This Alaskan beat the odds at the Supreme Court - it cost $1.5 million," 3 Nov. 2019 Travelers, when disembarking in Cleveland from an international flight, must go through another security screening before exiting the airport. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Readers respond: Cleveland Hopkins’ most-needed improvements include wider concourses, more parking," 10 Oct. 2019 As the boat docked, the models disembarked onto the street runway to reveal an urban collection with a sporty, retro aesthetic with lashings of color-blocking. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chloe gets chic as VIPs create fashion homage to Lagerfeld," 26 Sep. 2019 Here, passengers disembark and can take a hayride through the woods, play on inflatables, interact with Sally the Scarecrow and pick the perfect pumpkin to take home. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, "This pumpkin patch train ride will get you in the fall mood," 25 Sep. 2019 While authorities recently allowed some of the minors on board to disembark, others jumped overboard, hoping to swim the 30 miles to Lampedusa, where many of them will likely apply for asylum. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "A stranded migrant rescue ship used its route to send a secret message to the world," 21 Aug. 2019 On Saturday, Italy partly relented, allowing unaccompanied minors to disembark in Lampedusa. Anna Momigliano, BostonGlobe.com, "Migrant ship stranded off Italy in ‘crisis,’ aid group says," 18 Aug. 2019 Another announcement just made ordering any Bahamian without a US visa to disembark ferry — not allowed to evacuate. Christina Maxouris, CNN, "As evacuations continue, hundreds of Bahamians were told to get off a ferry headed to the US," 9 Sep. 2019

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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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17 Nov 2019

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The first known use of disembark was in 1582

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English Language Learners Definition of disembark

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


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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