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v. em·barked, em·bark·ing, em·barks
1. To cause to board a vessel or aircraft: stopped to embark passengers.
2. To enlist (a person or persons) or invest (capital) in an enterprise.
1. To go aboard a vessel or aircraft, as at the start of a journey.
2. To set out on a venture; commence: embark on a world tour.

[French embarquer, from Late Old French, probably from Medieval Latin imbarcāre : Latin in-, in- + barca, boat; see bark3.]

em′bar·ka′tion, em·bark′ment n.
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Noun1.embarkment - the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraftembarkment - the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
departure, going, going away, leaving - the act of departing
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According to The Times of Israel, construction began last month on a 900-metre-long embarkment along Route 34 to protect drivers.
7 (ANI): The embarkment of weekend elevated the timbre of Salman Khan's friends and fans as the Bollywood actor was granted bail by Jodhpur Court in connection with the Blackbuck poaching case on Saturday.
Nothing indicates a fastidious detour over Arriaga close to the recent Chiapas-Oaxaca border and via Chiapa de Corzo (Tuxtla Gutierrez) far downstream of Guadalupe Grijalva, the point of embarkment. That potential route would neither have made sense nor be in line with the time schedule of the party (see Life in Mexico).
Expression of WSSV infection furnished with some characters as white to reddish-brown / reddish / pinkish / to discoloration (5), (45) over the head and carapace, low appetite, gather near the embarkment etc., which are not distinct from some other viral infection of bacterial white spot syndrome (51).
10 July (Diary entry, day of embarkment, Wellington, New Zealand):
The IMO guidelines for port and coastal countries are very general.(159) While the IMO recognizes the need for states to have embarkment, disembarkment, and vessel calling requirements, it has not suggested a unified international standard.(160) For instance, a merchant ship traveling to numerous countries will have to conduct extensive research to ensure compliance with each individual country's regulations.
Shipping in both groups was performed using gentle handling techniques and setting embarkment ramps at an inclination of 45[degrees].
Hassle-free embarkment followed and, in no time, we were sipping drinks in the bar whilst the children played in the soft play area.
A quartet of collages framed on one of two hunter green painted rectangular panels signals the embarkment of the project's more specific expressive direction.
In 1995, the government of the State of Santa Catarina began the construction of the Santa Catarina South expressway, along the margins of Saco dos Limoes (South Bay), dredging about 8,5 x [10.sup.6] [m.sup.3] of sand from a bed located in the center of the bay, in order to construct an embarkment of 15,9 km (Resgalla Jr., 2001).
Wars also punctuate timelines, but for Giuseppe known as Giuseppe the divide between past and present has been erased; one of the explanations that he offers for the "buzz" is the embarkment of tanks during World War II: "Vuoi vedere che invece sono i carri armati che fanno tutto questo ronzio questo ronzare?