- To embark is defined as to leave on a trip, often on a ship or airplane.
An example of embark is to leave on a cruise.
- To embark is defined as to start something.
An example of to embark is to sign a contract for a new job.
People by a plane waiting to embark.
embark definition by Webster's New World
- to put or take (passengers or goods) aboard a ship, aircraft, etc.
- to engage (a person) or invest (money, etc.) in an enterprise
Origin: French embarquer ; from Spanish or Old ProvenÃ§al embarcar ; from em- (L in-) plush Classical Latin barca, bark
- to go aboard a ship, aircraft, etc.
- to begin a journey
- to engage in an enterprise
embark definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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