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EMB`ARK, v.t.

1. To put or cause to enter on board a ship or other vessel or boat. The general embarked his troops and their baggage.

2. To engage a person in any affair. This projector embarked his friends in the design or expedition.

EMB`ARK, v.i. To go on board of a ship, boat or vessel; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon.

1. To engage in any business; to undertake in; to take a share in. The young man embarked rashly in speculation, and was ruined.



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EMB`ARK, v.t.

1. To put or cause to enter on board a ship or other vessel or boat. The general embarked his troops and their baggage.

2. To engage a person in any affair. This projector embarked his friends in the design or expedition.

EMB`ARK, v.i. To go on board of a ship, boat or vessel; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon.

1. To engage in any business; to undertake in; to take a share in. The young man embarked rashly in speculation, and was ruined.

EM-BARK', v.i.

  1. To go on board of a ship, boat or vessel; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon.
  2. To engage in any business; to undertake in; to take a share in. The young man embarked rashly in speculation, and was ruined.

EM-BARK', v.t. [Sp. embarcar; Port. id.; It. imbarcare; Fr. embarquer; en and barco, a boat, a barge, a bark.]

  1. To put or cause to enter on board a ship or other vessel a boat. The general embarked his troops and their baggage.
  2. To engage a person in any affair. This projector embarked his friends in the design or expedition.

Em*bark"
  1. To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard.
  2. To go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon.
  3. To engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade.

    It was the reputation of the sect upon which St. Paul embarked his salvation. South.

  4. To engage in any affair.

    Slow to embark in such an undertaking. Macaulay.

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Embark

EMB'ARK, verb transitive

1. To put or cause to enter on board a ship or other vessel or boat. The general embarked his troops and their baggage.

2. To engage a person in any affair. This projector embarked his friends in the design or expedition.

EMB'ARK, verb intransitive To go on board of a ship, boat or vessel; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon.

1. To engage in any business; to undertake in; to take a share in. The young man embarked rashly in speculation, and was ruined.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SUBMERG'ING, ppr. Putting under water; overflowing.

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