To embark is defined as to leave on a trip, often on a ship or airplane.verb
An example of embark is to leave on a cruise.
To embark is defined as to start something.verb
An example of to embark is to sign a contract for a new job.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to put or take (passengers or goods) aboard a ship, aircraft, etc.
- to engage (a person) or invest (money, etc.) in an enterprise
Origin: Fr embarquer < Sp or OProv embarcar < em- (L in-) + L barca, bark
- to go aboard a ship, aircraft, etc.
- to begin a journey
- to engage in an enterprise
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verb em·barked, em·bark·ing, em·barks verb, transitive
- To cause to board a vessel or aircraft: stopped to embark passengers.
- To enlist (a person or persons) or invest (capital) in an enterprise.
- To go aboard a vessel or aircraft, as at the start of a journey.
- To set out on a venture; commence: embark on a world tour.
Origin: French embarquer, from Late Old French, probably from Medieval Latin imbarcāre : Latin in-, in- + barca, boat.
- emˌbar·kaˈtion, em·barkˈment noun