Embark 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 shipboard. [1913 Webster]

2. To engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade. [1913 Webster]

It was the reputation of the sect upon which St. Paul embarked his salvation. --South. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Embark — Em*bark , v. i. 1. To go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon. [1913 Webster] 2. To engage in any affair. [1913 Webster] Slow to embark in such an undertaking. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embark — ► VERB 1) go on board a ship or aircraft. 2) (embark on/upon) begin (a new project or course of action). DERIVATIVES embarkation noun. ORIGIN French embarquer, from barque bark, ship …   English terms dictionary

  • embark — I verb auspicate, begin, commence, conscendere, engage in an enterprise, enter, enter upon, get under way, go into, inaugurate, initiate, institute, launch, make a beginning, originate, plunge into, rationem inire, set out, start, start out, take …   Law dictionary

  • embark — 1540s, from M.Fr. embarquer, from em (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + barque small ship (see BARK (Cf. bark) (n.)). Related: Embarked; embarking …   Etymology dictionary

  • embark — [v] get on transportation object board, commence, emplane, enter, entrain, go aboard ship, launch, leave port, plunge into, put on board, set about, set out, set sail, take on board, take ship; concepts 159,195,224 Ant. disembark, stay …   New thesaurus

  • embark — [em bärk′, imbärk′] vt. [Fr embarquer < Sp or OProv embarcar < em (L in ) + L barca, BARK3] 1. to put or take (passengers or goods) aboard a ship, aircraft, etc. 2. to engage (a person) or invest (money, etc.) in an enterprise vi. 1. to go… …   English World dictionary

  • embark — v. 1) (D; intr.) to embark for (to embark for France) 2) (d; intr.) to embark on (to embark on a new career) * * * [ɪm bɑːk] (D; intr.) to embark for (to embark for France) (d; intr.) to embark on (to embark on a new career) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • embark — verb PHRASAL VERB embark on/upon sth ADVERB ▪ immediately ▪ reluctantly ▪ recently ▪ The company has recently embarked on a new venture …   Collocations dictionary

  • embark — em|bark [ ım bark ] verb intransitive or transitive ** to get on a ship in order to begin a trip, or to put someone or something on a ship: We embarked at Naples. ─ opposite DISEMBARK ╾ em|bar|ka|tion [ ,embar keıʃn ] noun count or uncount em… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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