Embark Definition

ĕm-bärk
embarked, embarking, embarks
verb
embarked, embarking, embarks
To put or take (passengers or goods) aboard a ship, aircraft, etc.
Webster's New World
To cause to board a vessel or aircraft.
Stopped to embark passengers.
American Heritage
To go aboard a ship, aircraft, etc.
Webster's New World
To begin a journey.
Webster's New World
To engage (a person) or invest (money, etc.) in an enterprise.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Embark

  • French embarquer from Late Old French probably from Medieval Latin imbarcāre Latin in- in- barca boat bark3

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Middle French embarquer, from em- + barque (“small ship”). Compare with Portuguese embarcar, Spanish abarcar.

    From Wiktionary

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