verb (used with object), em·barred, em·bar·ring.

to stop or hinder, as by a bar.
to enclose within bars; imprison.

Nearby words

  1. embacle,
  2. embalm,
  3. embalming,
  4. embank,
  5. embankment,
  6. embarcadero,
  7. embarcation,
  8. embargo,
  9. embark,
  10. embarkation

Origin of embar

1425–75; late Middle English embarren < Anglo-French, Middle French embarrer, equivalent to em- em-1 + barrer to bar1

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