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Meaning of EMBARK

Pronunciation:  em'bârk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  set out on (an enterprise, subject of study, etc.); "she embarked upon a new career"
  2. [v]  go on board
  3. [v]  proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"

EMBARK is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: enter, ship, venture
 Antonyms: debark, disembark, set down
 See Also: begin, board, commence, emplane, enplane, get, get on, go, move, proceed, set about, set out, start, start out, take up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Em*bark"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embarked}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Embarking}.] [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque
    bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See {Bark}. a vessel.]
    1. To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on
    2. To engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in
       any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade.
             It was the reputation of the sect upon which St.
             Paul embarked his salvation.          --South.
  2. \Em*bark"\, v. i.
    1. To go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the
       troops embarked for Lisbon.
    2. To engage in any affair.
             Slow to embark in such an undertaking. --Macaulay.
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