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.
Recent Examples of embark from the Web
Polluting industries such as oil and coal are highly automated and are unlikely to embark on a major hiring spree even if the United States dropped out of the Paris agreement, experts say.
Before embarking on a 10-year NFL career, Brown ran for 2,707 yards and 28 touchdowns on 513 carries for the Tigers.
Against Hippolyta’s wishes, Diana and Steve embark on a trip to Europe to try to end the war.
At the time, the U.S. government was encouraging construction of reactors and China was embarking on a massive expansion of atomic energy, but analysts said Toshiba was paying too much.
At 7 a.m. Wednesday, the two will embark from Mile Marker 50 in Marathon, at Sombrero Beach Road and U.S. 1.
The T-Bolts are set to embark on the longest road trip in franchise history, a 13-game jaunt that begins Tuesday at Lake Erie.
President Donald Trump has embarked on a nine-day loop around the Middle East and Europe, with stops planned in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City, Brussels and Sicily.
This past week, President Donald Trump embarked on the first NATO summit of his presidency.
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Origin and Etymology of embark
Middle French embarquer, from Old Occitan embarcar, from em- (from Latin in-) + barca bark
First Known Use: 1533See Words from the same year
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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