Definition of embark
1 : to go on board a vehicle for transportation the troops embarked at noon
2 : to make a start embarked on a new career
1 : to cause to go on board (a boat, an airplane, etc.)
2 : to engage, enlist, or invest in an enterprise
embarkationplay \ˌem-ˌbär-ˈkā-shən, -bər-\ noun
embarkmentplay \im-ˈbärk-mənt\ noun
Examples of embark in a Sentence
The troops are waiting to embark.
Millions of Europeans embarked for America in the late 19th century.
Origin and Etymology of embark
Middle French embarquer, from Old Occitan embarcar, from em- (from Latin in-) + barca bark
First Known Use: 1533
EMBARK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of embark for English Language Learners
: to begin a journey especially on a ship or airplane
EMBARK Defined for Kids
Definition of embark for Students
1 : to go on or put on board a ship or an airplane The last of the passengers embarked.
2 : to begin a project or task She embarked on a new career.
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