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Definitions of ark

  1. A chest, or coffer. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The oblong chest of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, which supported the mercy seat with its golden cherubs, and occupied the most sacred place in the sanctuary. In it Moses placed the two tables of stone containing the ten commandments. Called also the Ark of the Covenant. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family were preserved during the Deluge. Gen. vi. Hence: Any place of refuge. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A large flatboat used on Western American rivers to transport produce to market. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A chest; the oblong box containing the tables of the Law, in the Jewish Tabernacle and Temple.-Exod. xxv., 1 Kings viii; the ship in which Noah and his family remained during the Deluge.-Gen. vi; hence, a place of safety or refuge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A chest or coffer: a large floating vessel: a large, flat boat used on some of the western rivers of the United States, to transport merchandise. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A large floating vessel; a chest. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Script. (1) The ship of Noah. (2) The chest containing the tables of the law. (3) The papyrus cradle of Moses. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Any sacred repository. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A flat-bottomed freight-boat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A depository; the sacred repository of the tables of the law, &c., among the Jews; the vessel in which Noah and his family were preserved during the deluge; the vessel which concealed the infant Moses; a large boat, used on American rivers to transport produce to market. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Among the anc. Jews, an oblong chest or case in which were deposited the two tables of the law, and over which was the mercy-seat; a chest; a vessel; the large ship that was a place of safety to Noah and his family at the Flood; a shelter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ark

  1. When Noah's Ark is seen in the sky it is a sign of much rain. – Weather and Folk Lore of Peterborough and District by Charles Dack
  2. Close to the huddled furniture stood a large trunk, a Noah's Ark of a trunk. – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
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