embarkation

or em·bar·ca·tion

[em-bahr-key-shuh n]

noun

the act, process, or an instance of embarking.

Nearby words

  1. embar,
  2. embarcadero,
  3. embarcation,
  4. embargo,
  5. embark,
  6. embarkment,
  7. embarras,
  8. embarras de richesses,
  9. embarrass,
  10. embarrassed

Origin of embarkation

1635–45; < French embarcation < Spanish embarcación. See embark, -ation

Related formsnon·em·bar·ka·tion, nounre·em·bar·ka·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for embarkation

embarkation

n.

1640s, from French embarcation, noun of action from embarquer (see embark).

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