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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ark, Ark of the Covenantnoun

    (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments

  2. arknoun

    a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the flood


  1. arknoun

    A large box with a flat lid.

  2. arknoun

    The ship built by Noah to save his family and a collection of animals from the deluge.

  3. arknoun

    Something affording protection; safety, shelter, refuge

  4. arknoun

    A spacious type of boat with a flat bottom.

  5. arknoun

    A consecrated container.

  6. Arknoun

    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)

  7. Arknoun

    The chest carried by the Hebrews containing the stone tablets carved with the Ten Commandments; (see w:Ark of the Covenant)

  8. Etymology: From ærc, from arca, from arcere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Arknoun

    Etymology: arca, Lat. a chest.

    Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without. Gen. vi. 14.

    The one just man alive, by his command,
    Shall build a wond’rous ark, as thou beheld’st,
    To save himself and houshold, from amidst
    A world devote to universal wreck. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xi.

    This coffer was of shittim wood, covered with plates or leaves of gold, being two cubits and an half in length, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. It had two rings of gold on each side, through which the staves were put for carrying it. Upon the top of it was a kind of gold crown all around it, and two cherubim were fastened to the cover. It contained the two tables of stone, written by the hand of God. Augustin Calmet.


  1. ark

    An ark is a vessel or sanctuary that serves as a protection against extinction or destruction. In a religious context, it often refers to the vessel in which Noah, his family, and a range of animals were saved from the biblical flood, as told in the book of Genesis. It can also refer to the Ark of the Covenant, a gold-covered wooden chest described in the Bible as containing the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arknoun

    a chest, or coffer

  2. Arknoun

    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

  3. Arknoun

    the large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family were preserved during the Deluge. Gen. vi. Hence: Any place of refuge

  4. Arknoun

    a large flatboat used on Western American rivers to transport produce to market

  5. Etymology: [OE. ark, arke, arche, AS. arc, earc, earce, fr. L. arca, fr. arcere to inclose, keep off; akin to Gr. 'arkei^n to keep off.]


  1. Ark

    The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the Transformers Universe. It has appeared as a central fixture of the Transformers storyline ever since its creation, as the Autobots main method of transport to Earth and as a base once they arrive.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ark

    ärk, n. a chest or coffer: in Jewish history, the wooden coffer in which the Tables of the Law were kept—hence To touch or Lay hands on the ark, to touch irreverently what is sacred (2 Sam. vi. 6): a large floating vessel, like that in which Noah escaped the Deluge (Gen. vi.-viii.).—adj. and n. Ark′ite. [A.S. arc—L. arca, a chest—arcēre, to guard.]


  1. Ark

    Ark.com formerly mReplay is a search engine for people. With Ark, you can search for new people, old classmates, new business contacts, and even your friends. With over a billion social network profiles indexed, and using a modern architecture, Ark provided the most comprehensive people search engine in the world. Prior to founding Ark, our team has experience at Google, AOL, Symantec, Lithium, Yahoo! Research and Y-Combinator.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ark

    The sacred and capacious vessel built by Noah for preservation against the flood. It was 300 cubits in length, 50 in breadth, and 30 in height; and of whatever materials it was constructed, it was pitched over or pay'd with bitumen. Ark is also the name of a mare's-tail cloud, or cirrhus, when it forms a streak across the sky.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ARK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ark is ranked #54864 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ark surname appeared 375 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ark.

    65% or 244 total occurrences were White.
    27.2% or 102 total occurrences were Asian.
    4% or 15 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. AKR

  2. RKA

  3. kra

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ark in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ark in a Sentence

  1. Don Church:

    Without Aussie Ark's incredible work and perseverance over all of these years, the recent devil reintroduction would not have been possible and instead of looking forward to the recovery of the species, Tasmanian Devils would be watching the devil slip into extinction, this is an incredible example of how to rewild Tasmanian Devils planet, bringing back the natural systems to the benefit of all life on Earth.

  2. Aussie Ark:

    Aussie Ark's plans are to Re:wild Australia and the devil is leading us on that journey.

  3. Johan Huibers ':

    I hope that visitors will learn of true hope, [I hope] to see happy faces, explain the story of the Ark as a tool of God to give hope to mankind.

  4. Kimano M. Edwards:

    The matrimony of morality and laws is the ark of Western civilization. What we are witnessing is the tragic divorce of civility and humanity that results from discord between the two.

  5. Frederick Douglass:

    I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored mans political hopes and the ark of his safety.

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