What does embargo mean?

Definitions for embargo
ɛmˈbɑr goʊem·bar·go

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embargo, trade embargo, trade stoppageverb

    a government order imposing a trade barrier

  2. embargoverb

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

    "embargoed publications"

  3. embargoverb

    prevent commerce

    "The U.S. embargoes Libya"

Wiktionary

  1. embargonoun

    An order by the government prohibiting ships from leaving port.

    Etymology: From embargar.

  2. embargonoun

    A ban on trade with another country.

    Etymology: From embargar.

  3. embargonoun

    A temporary ban on making certain information public.

    Etymology: From embargar.

  4. embargoverb

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

    Etymology: From embargar.

  5. embargoverb

    To impose an embargo on a document.

    Etymology: From embargar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embargonoun

    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. Embargoverb

    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.]

Freebase

  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La belleza, la fama y el poder tienen su denominador común - todos ellos son volubles. También pueden ser descritos como infiel, frívola y frívolo. Todos ellos le permiten volar alto cuando están con usted, y sin embargo, también le caen de las más grandes alturas sin previo aviso. Que todo el viaje arriba cuando usted menos se lo espere. Tontos están hipnotizados por ellos, mientras que sabia manejarlos inteligentemente manteniendo firmemente sus pies en el suelo. Ser sabio, y no dejarse llevar por la belleza, la fama y el poder. Buena suerte!

  2. Marc Short:

    I think that' locked and loaded' is a broad term and talks about the realities that we're all far safer and more secure domestically from energy independence, this is not the 1970s oil embargo. It's not 1990, when Iraq invaded Kuwait. We're now a net oil exporter, which means that the American market is much better protected.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    There is strong bipartisan support to lift the embargo in the congress, however it's not universal and it certainly does not appear to be shared by those in power who have the ability to bring a bill to the floor.

  4. Jorge Pinon:

    Besides the embargo there are three challenges for the Cubans. The low price of oil, new opportunities in Mexico's waters and their failure to date.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Cuando yo estaba creciendo en un pequeño pueblo en la India, los cuentos de hadas y las historias de los niños me llevó a creer que villlains y los malos parecen monstruos, y son realmente muy grosero y crudo en su comportamiento. Las películas durante mi generación también fortalecieron que perseption. Cuando crecí y viajado por todo el mundo, me di cuenta de la realidad de que los chicos malos y villanos suelen ser bien parecido, bien educado, suave como la seda y fuerte e inteligente ... a menudo demasiado inteligente como para ganar su confianza por completo antes de su brutal la traición y el engaño puñaladas por la espalda que, cuando menos te lo esperas. Todos nos descubrimos esta manera dura dura realidad, después de enredarse al menos una vez en su tentadora enmarañada red de engaño, que las apariencias a menudo puede ser engañosa, y demasiado bueno para ser verdad - siempre! y, sin embargo, no todas las veces, pero sólo de vez en cuando, el soñador y optimista dentro de nosotros le gusta creer los cuentos de cuenta y las películas de final feliz de la infancia ....

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    • A. adventure
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