Definitions for: Embark

[v] set out on (an enterprise, subject of study, etc.); "she embarked upon a new career"
[v] go on board
[v] proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"

Webster (1913) Definition: Em*bark", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embarked; p. pr. & vb.
n. Embarking.] [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque
bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]
1. To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on

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

It was the reputation of the sect upon which St.
Paul embarked his salvation. --South.

Em*bark", v. i.
1. To go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the
troops embarked for Lisbon.

2. To engage in any affair.

Slow to embark in such an undertaking. --Macaulay.

Synonyms: enter, ship, venture

Antonyms: debark, disembark, set down

See Also: begin, board, commence, emplane, enplane, get, get on, go, move, proceed, set about, set out, start, start out, take up

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