What does embargo mean?

Definitions for embargo
ɛmˈbɑr goʊem·bar·go

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embargo, trade embargo, trade stoppage(verb)

    a government order imposing a trade barrier

  2. embargo(verb)

    ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons

    "embargoed publications"

  3. embargo(verb)

    prevent commerce

    "The U.S. embargoes Libya"


  1. embargo(Noun)

    An order by the government prohibiting ships from leaving port.

    Etymology: From embargar.

  2. embargo(Noun)

    A ban on trade with another country.

    Etymology: From embargar.

  3. embargo(Noun)

    A temporary ban on making certain information public.

    Etymology: From embargar.

  4. embargo(Verb)

    To impose an embargo on trading certain goods with another country.

    Etymology: From embargar.

  5. embargo(Verb)

    To impose an embargo on a document.

    Etymology: From embargar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embargo(noun)

    an edict or order of the government prohibiting the departure of ships of commerce from some or all of the ports within its dominions; a prohibition to sail

    Etymology: [Sp., fr. embargar to arrest, restrain; pref. em- (L. in) + Sp. barra bar, akin to F. barre bar. See Bar.]

  2. Embargo(verb)

    to lay an embargo on and thus detain; to prohibit from leaving port; -- said of ships, also of commerce and goods

    Etymology: [Sp., fr. embargar to arrest, restrain; pref. em- (L. in) + Sp. barra bar, akin to F. barre bar. See Bar.]


  1. Embargo

    An embargo is the partial or complete prohibition of commerce and trade with a particular country. Embargoes are considered strong diplomatic measures imposed in an effort, by the imposing country, to elicit a given national-interest result from the country on which it is imposed. Embargoes are similar to economic sanctions and are generally considered legal barriers to trade, not to be confused with blockades, which are often considered to be acts of war. Embargo may also refer to the practice of blocking fare classes at certain levels, and award availability on airlines. In response to embargoes, an independent economy or autarky often develops in an area subjected to heavy embargo. Effectiveness of embargoes is thus in proportion to the extent and degree of international participation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embargo

    em-bär′gō, n. a temporary order from the Admiralty to prevent the arrival or departure of ships: a stoppage of trade for a short time by authority:—pl. Embar′goes.—v.t. to lay an embargo on: to seize.—pr.p. embar′gōing; pa.p. embar′gōed. [Sp.,—embargar, to impede, to restrain—Sp. em, in, barra, a bar. See Barricade and Embarrass.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. embargo

    A temporary injunction or arrest laid on ships or merchandise by public authority, sometimes general, to prevent all ships departing, and sometimes partial, as upon foreign ships only, or to prevent their coming in. A breach of embargo, under the knowledge of the insured, discharges the underwriters from liability.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embargo in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embargo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of embargo in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    My biggest suggestion would be for the BRT just to start having conversations on a bipartisan basis on lifting the embargo. It doesn't necessarily have to happen or even should happen all in one fell swoop, but I think you look at the economic opportunities that are provided, they are significant.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Cerebro humano nos ofrece un ejemplo asombroso del trabajo en equipo de la organización. Ya ves, las mitades izquierda y derecha del cerebro humano hacen la función de forma ligeramente diferente, y sin embargo, no trabaja de forma independiente o en un aislamiento o incluso en una competencia sin fin como el mito dice. Las dos mitades siempre funcionan perfectamente juntos como un sistema único; ofreciendo un trabajo en equipo perfecto entre lo lógico y lo intuitivo, entre el análisis y la creatividad. El Cuerpo Calloso, el haz principal del nervio o la sustancia blanca que conecta las dos mitades, facilita y coordina de forma sinérgica la comunicación entre estos diferentes partes del cerebro para asegurar el funcionamiento efectivo del cuerpo humano. En mi opinión, este es un clásico ejemplo de trabajo en equipo y la coordinación, creado por nada menos que el poder supremo que nos ilumine.

  3. State John Kerry:

    The arms embargo is not tied to snapback, it is tied to a separate set of obligations. So they are not in material breach of the nuclear agreement for violating the arms piece of it.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Estoy totalmente de acuerdo con la famosa cita de sir isaac newton, uno de los científicos genio y un gran filósofo: "Yo era como un niño jugando en la orilla del mar, y divirtiéndome ahora y luego encontrar un guijarro más liso o una concha más bonita que ordinario, mientras el gran océano de la verdad yacía todo sin descubrir antes que yo. "A mi juicio, esta cita y proceso de pensamiento subyacente son los mejores ejemplos de la humildad y la modestia tanto como la auto-realización alcanzado por una mente brillante. cuando pensamos en nuestros logros, no importa lo grande que los que están en la cantidad o la forma excepcional en la calidad, nos damos cuenta y apreciamos que el gran océano de la verdad todavía pone todo por descubrir, sin embargo, a la espera de millones y billones de solicitantes como nosotros, que aún no se han llegará en las próximas generaciones. pensativo de la cita de Newton, que la verdad honesta, sin duda nos trae de vuelta a la realidad, y bajar a la tierra, para que no se olvide.

  5. Khalifa Haftar:

    Daesh does not have the capacity to face the Libyan armed forces, but the battle could take time, if the international community supports us, and I ask it to do so by lifting the embargo on weapons, then we could eliminate Daesh in Libya definitively and quickly.

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