Definitions for ARKɑrk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(sometimes cap.) the vessel built by Noah for safety during the Flood. Gen. 6–9.
Ref: Also called ark of the covenant.
a refuge or asylum.
Ref: Holy Ark.
a large, clumsy vehicle or vessel.
Origin of ark:
bef. 850; ME; OE arc, earc(e) < L arca chest, coffer, der. of arcēre to safeguard
Category: Geography (places)
Ark, Ark of the Covenant(noun)
(Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments
a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the flood
A large box with a flat lid.
The ship built by Noah to save his family and a collection of animals from the deluge.
Something affording protection; safety, shelter, refuge
A spacious type of boat with a flat bottom.
A consecrated container.
The boat built by the Biblical Noah to carry himself and the animals of the planet during the w:Flood; (see w:Noah's Ark)
The chest carried by the Hebrews containing the stone tablets carved with the Ten Commandments; (see w:Ark of the Covenant)
Origin: From ærc, from arca, from arcere.
a chest, or coffer
the oblong chest of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, which supported the mercy seat with its golden cherubs, and occupied the most sacred place in the sanctuary. In it Moses placed the two tables of stone containing the ten commandments. Called also the Ark of the Covenant
the large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family were preserved during the Deluge. Gen. vi. Hence: Any place of refuge
a large flatboat used on Western American rivers to transport produce to market