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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embark  \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 
  shipboard. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embark  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embark 
  v  1:  go  on  board;  used  of  ships  or  aircraft  [ant:  {disembark}] 
  2:  set  out  on  (an  enterprise,  subject  of  study,  etc.);  "she 
  embarked  upon  a  new  career"  [syn:  {enter}] 
  3:  proceed  somewhere  despite  the  risk  of  possible  dangers;  "We 
  ventured  into  the  world  of  high-tech  and  bought  a 
  supercomputer"  [syn:  {venture}] 




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