[ dis-em-bahrk ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛmˈbɑrk /

verb (used without object)

to go ashore from a ship.
to leave an aircraft or other vehicle.

verb (used with object)

to remove or unload (cargo or passengers) from a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.

Origin of disembark

1575–85; < Middle French desembarquer, equivalent to des- dis-1 + embarquer to embark

Related forms

dis·em·bar·ka·tion [dis-em-bahr-key-shuh n] /dɪsˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/, dis·em·bark·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disembark


/ (ˌdɪsɪmˈbɑːk) /


to land or cause to land from a ship, aircraft, etcseveral passengers disembarked; we will disembark the passengers

Derived Forms

disembarkation (dɪsˌɛmbɑːˈkeɪʃən) or disembarkment, noun
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