embarkation em‧bar‧ka‧tion [ˌembɑːˈkeɪʆn ǁ -bɑːr-] noun [uncountable] TRAVEL
when passengers get on a ship or plane:

• Embarkation will take place at 17.00 hours.

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embark UK US /ɪmˈbɑːk/ verb
[I] to go onto a ship, aircraft, or train: »

The flight crew embarked and the plane took off.

[T] to put goods or passengers onto a ship, aircraft, or train: »

The ship had an electrical hoist which allowed cars to be embarked and disembarked in all tidal conditions.

embarkation noun [C or U]

The records show each passenger's name, place of origin, and port of embarkation.

Compare DISEMBARK(Cf. ↑disembark)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Embarkation — Em bar*ka tion, n. 1. The act of putting or going on board of a vessel; as, the embarkation of troops. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is embarked; as, an embarkation of Jesuits. Smollett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embarkation — index birth (beginning), inception, onset (commencement), outset, start Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • embarkation — 1640s, from Fr. embarcation, noun of action from embarquer (see EMBARK (Cf. embark)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • embarkation — krovimas ir sodinimas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Žmonių sodinimas ir (arba) transporto priemonių bei atsargų ir įrangos krovimas į laivus ar orlaivius. Pastaba: prancūzų kalba žodis „embarquement“ taip pat tinka geležinkelių ir kelių… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • embarkation — embark ► VERB 1) go on board a ship or aircraft. 2) (embark on/upon) begin (a new project or course of action). DERIVATIVES embarkation noun. ORIGIN French embarquer, from barque bark, ship …   English terms dictionary

  • embarkation — The process of putting personnel and/or vehicles and their associated stores and equipment into ships and/or aircraft. See also loading …   Military dictionary

  • embarkation — noun see embark …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • embarkation — /em bahr kay sheuhn/, n. the act, process, or an instance of embarking. Also, embarcation. [1635 45; < F embarcation < Sp embarcación. See EMBARK, ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • embarkation — noun a) The act of embarking. b) The process of loading military personnel and vehicles etc into ships or aircraft …   Wiktionary

  • embarkation — Synonyms and related words: boarding, coming out, curtain raiser, debut, disembarkation, embarkment, emplanement, enplanement, entrainment, first appearance, floating, flotation, hopoff, inaugural address, inauguration, induction, initiation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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