go on board
set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
"she embarked upon a new career"
proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
"We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"
To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.
All passengers please embark now.
To start, begin.
Phil embarked on his journey yesterday.
Origin: From embarquer, from em- + barque
to cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard
to engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade
to go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon
to engage in any affair
Origin: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
em-bärk′, v.t. to put on board ship: to engage in any affair.—v.i. to go on board ship: to engage in a business: to enlist.—n. Embarkā′tion, a putting or going on board: that which is embarked: (obs.) a vessel.—p.adjs. Embarked′; Embark′ing.—n. Embark′ment. [Fr. embarquer, from em, in, barque, a bark.]
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'embark' in Verbs Frequency: #923
The numerical value of embark in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of embark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- μπαρκάρω, επιβιβάζομαιGreek
- embarcar, embarcarseSpanish
- nousta, aloittaa, lähteäFinnish
- cur er boayrdManx
- ascenderet HierosolymamLatin
- começar, embarcarPortuguese
- a se îmbarcaRomanian
- начать, [[сесть]] [[на]] [[кора́бль]], начинать, [[сади́ться]] [[на]] [[корабль]]Russian
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