[ dis-em-bahrk ]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to go ashore from a ship.

  2. to leave an aircraft or other vehicle.

verb (used with object)
  1. 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

Other words from disembark

  • dis·em·bar·ka·tion [dis-em-bahr-key-shuhn], /dɪsˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/, dis·em·bark·ment, noun

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How to use disembark in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for disembark


/ (ˌdɪsɪmˈbɑːk) /

  1. to land or cause to land from a ship, aircraft, etc: several passengers disembarked; we will disembark the passengers

Derived forms of disembark

  • disembarkation (dɪsˌɛmbɑːˈkeɪʃən) or disembarkment, noun

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