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ark

 (ärk)
n.
1. often Ark Bible The chest containing the Ten Commandments written on stone tablets, carried by the Hebrews during their desert wanderings. Also called Ark of the Covenant.
2. often Ark Judaism The Holy Ark.
3. Bible The boat built by Noah for survival during the Flood.
4. Nautical A large, commodious boat.
5. A shelter or refuge.

[Middle English, from Old English arc, from Germanic *arka, from Latin arca, chest.]

ark

(ɑːk)
n
1. (Bible) the vessel that Noah built and in which he saved himself, his family, and a number of animals and birds during the Flood (Genesis 6–9)
2. out of the ark informal very old; out of date
3. a place or thing offering shelter or protection
4. dialect a chest, box, or coffer
[Old English arc, from Latin arca box, chest]

Ark

(ɑːk)
n
1. (Judaism) Also called: Holy Ark the cupboard at the front of a synagogue, usually in the eastern wall, in which the Torah scrolls are kept
2. (Judaism) Also called: Ark of the Covenant the most sacred symbol of God's presence among the Hebrew people, carried in their journey from Sinai to the Promised Land (Canaan) and eventually enshrined in the holy of holies of the Temple in Jerusalem

ark

(ɑrk)

n.
1. (sometimes cap.) the vessel built by Noah for safety during the Flood. Gen. 6–9.
2. Also called ark of the covenant. a sacred chest containing two stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, kept in the Biblical tabernacle and later in the Temple in Jerusalem.
3. a refuge or asylum.
4. (cap.) Judaism. Holy Ark.
5. a large, clumsy vehicle or vessel.
[before 850; Middle English; Old English arc, earc(e) < Latin arca chest, coffer, derivative of arcēre to safeguard]

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Ark

 clouds in lines converging to two points on opposite parts of the sky.
Example: an ark of cloud, 1839.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ark - (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten CommandmentsArk - (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
2.ark - a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the floodark - a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the flood
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
Translations
archa

ark

[ɑːk] Narca f
Noah's Arkel Arca f de Noé
Ark of the CovenantArca f de la Alianza
it's out of the Arkviene del año de la nana

ark

[ˈɑːrk] narche f Noah's Ark

ark

n
Arche f; it looks as though it’s come out of the ark (inf)das sieht aus wie von anno Tobak (inf)
Ark of the CovenantBundeslade f

ark

[ɑːk] n (Bible) → arca
Noah's Ark → l'arca di Noè
it must have come out of the ark! (hum, fam) → sembra un reperto archeologico
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps some of the most beautiful lines are those which tell of the dove that Noah sent forth from the ark.
But, on the way down, they had stopped at a toy-shop, and had bought that noble charger, a description of whose points and trappings had on the last occasion conciliated the then worldly- minded orphan, and also a Noah's ark, and also a yellow bird with an artificial voice in him, and also a military doll so well dressed that if he had only been of life-size his brother-officers in the Guards might never have found him out.
Leaving them to their conference, at Charley's suggestion we boarded our skiff and pulled over to the Old Steamboat Wharf, where Big Alec's ark was lying.
No sooner hee with them of Man and Beast Select for life shall in the Ark be lodg'd, And shelterd round, but all the Cataracts Of Heav'n set open on the Earth shall powre Raine day and night, all fountaines of the Deep Broke up, shall heave the Ocean to usurp Beyond all bounds, till inundation rise Above the highest Hills: then shall this Mount Of Paradise by might of Waves be moovd Out of his place, pushd by the horned floud, With all his verdure spoil'd, and Trees adrift Down the great River to the op'ning Gulf, And there take root an Iland salt and bare, The haunt of Seales and Orcs, and Sea-mews clang.
Others are acquired after birth; and of these some are bodily marks, as scars; some external tokens, as necklaces, or the little ark in the Tyro by which the discovery is effected.
In fact, placed before the strict and piercing truth, this whole story will fare like that fish, flesh, and fowl idol of the Philistines, Dagon by name; who being planted before the ark of Israel, his horse's head and both the palms of his hands fell off from him, and only the stump or fishy part of him remained.
Populace-hodgepodge: therein is everything mixed with everything, saint and swindler, gentleman and Jew, and every beast out of Noah's ark.
When you're human, Ark, I love you; but somehow it seems as though you had forgotten how to be human for the last twenty years.
Generally each play was presented by a single guild (though sometimes two or three guilds or two or three plays might be combined), and sometimes, though not always, there was a special fitness in the assignment, as when the watermen gave the play of Noah's Ark or the bakers that of the Last Supper.
Johnson never attained to that erudition; Noah Webster's ark does not hold it.
Men who their hands, with prayer and blessing, lay On Israel's ark of light.
These rooms are tenanted by different people--by one, by two, or by three lodgers as the case may be, but in this arrangement there is no sort of system, and the place is a perfect Noah's Ark.