- to board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, as for a journey.
- to start an enterprise, business, etc.
- to put or receive on board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
- to involve (someone) in an enterprise.
- to venture or invest (something) in an enterprise.
Origin of embark
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Examples from the Web for embarked
TLC promptly pulled the plug on the hit series and Shannon embarked on a press tour denying the claims.Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014
December 27, 2014
In the late 1970s, Merritt had embarked on a string of criminal activity that would continue regularly for a decade.Family's Best Friend Charged With Murdering Them All
November 7, 2014
On October 17, Rebecca More embarked on a cross-country tour of Britain.The X Factor of Sex Invades Britain: Rebecca More’s ‘Sex Tour’ Enrages UK Politicians
October 20, 2014
Recently, historians have embarked on a quest to find the remains of the woman with the famous smile.The Life of Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, the (Most Likely) Real 'Mona Lisa'
August 9, 2014
This summer Dick Cheney, his wife Lynne and daughter Liz have embarked upon a sustained campaign of reputation rehabilitation.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab
July 27, 2014
Then, as the horses and carts returned, we embarked and set our faces toward the Lakes.In the Valley
Your father's property was all, or nearly all, embarked in the same transaction.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
On the morning of March 17, the British embarked for Halifax.
It seems that William and he and Kenyon embarked in some mine project.A Woman Intervenes
Is the enterprise upon which we are embarked to be conducted as he decrees?Captain Blood
- to board (a ship or aircraft)
- (intr; usually foll by on or upon) to commence or engage (in) a new project, venture, etc
C16: via French from Old Provençal embarcar, from em- + barca boat, barque
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Word Origin and History for embarked
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