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a place of refuge; a large, commodious boat
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arc – a curved line; something shaped like a bow or arch: the arc of a rainbow
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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.]
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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 out of the ark informal very old; out of date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]
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
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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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Arkclouds in lines converging to two points on opposite parts of the sky.
Example: an ark of cloud, 1839.
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|Noun||1.||Ark - (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 flood|
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
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ark[ɑːk] N → arca f
Noah's Ark → el Arca f de Noé
Ark of the Covenant → Arca f de la Alianza
it's out of the Ark → viene del año de la nana
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
ark[ˈɑːrk] n → arche f Noah's Ark
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995