Definitions for embarkɛmˈbɑrk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

em•barkɛmˈbɑrk(v.i.)

  1. to board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, as for a journey.

  2. to start or partake in an enterprise:

    to embark on a business venture.

  3. (v.t.)to board (passengers) onto a ship, aircraft, or the like.

  4. to start up or invest in an enterprise.

Origin of embark:

1540–50; < MF embarquer < Sp embarcar

em•bark′ment(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embark, ship(verb)

    go on board

  2. embark, enter(verb)

    set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

    "she embarked upon a new career"

  3. venture, embark(verb)

    proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

    "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"

Wiktionary

  1. embark(Verb)

    To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.

    All passengers please embark now.

  2. embark(Verb)

    To start, begin.

    Phil embarked on his journey yesterday.

  3. Origin: From embarquer, from em- + barque

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embark(verb)

    to cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard

  2. Embark(verb)

    to engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade

  3. Embark(verb)

    to go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon

  4. Embark(verb)

    to engage in any affair

CrunchBase

  1. Embark

    Embark is a mobile application designed to make it easy to get around cities using mass transit. Among other features, the iOS and Android application tells users when trains and busses are coming and will send push notifications when services are delayed. With over half a million users and rapid growth, Embark’s simple and powerful mobile application is designed to bring urban transportation into the age of the smartphone. Embark is available for twelve major transportation systems in the US and the UK and is expanding rapidly. Embark won best transit and mobility app awards from the New York MTA App Quest and NYC Big Apps 3.0 contests.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'embark' in Verbs Frequency: #923


Translations for embark

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

embark(verb)

to go, or put, on board ship

Passengers should embark early.

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