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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 out of the ark informal very old; out of date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]

Ark.

Arkansas.

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
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05) after ark shells were exposed to 32[degrees]C for 72 h and returned to normal temperature.
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The ark shells (>500 specimens) were maintained in 300-1 tanks containing aerated seawater (salinity, 32[per thousand] [+ or -] 1 [per thousand], temperature, 22[degrees]C [+ or -] 0.
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Mitochondrial DNA markers for PCR-based phylogenetic analysis of ark shells.
ABSTRACT Age and growth of the ark shell Scapharca broughtonii in 3 bays in Japan (Mutsu, where ark shells are cultured, and Nanao and Sendai, where they occur naturally) were examined using a shell sectioning and staining method.
In recent decades, the catch yields of ark shells have declined in many local fishing grounds in Japan, including Sendai, Nanao, and Mutsu bays.
Between 1991 and 2000, a 27% overall increase in catch of ark shells was noted, primarily in South America and Asia.
From April 2004 to May 2005, 10-30 individual subcrenated ark shells Scapharca kagoshimensis were collected monthly from natural stock in Ariake Bay by SCUBA diving at depths of 5-10 m (Fig.
Blood ark shells have received attention in pharmacological research because of occurrence of various D-amino acid and D-amino acid derivatives in their mussel (Watanabe et al.
A large natural bed of ark shells occurs in the region of Chacopata, on the Araya Peninsula, in northeastern Venezuela.
At monthly intervals from June 2002 to July 2003, we collected samples of ark shells A.