Definitions of ark

  1. A chest, or coffer.
  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.
  3. The large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family were preserved during the Deluge. Gen. vi. Hence: Any place of refuge.
  4. A large flatboat used on Western American rivers to transport produce to market.
  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.
  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.
  7. A large floating vessel; a chest.
  8. Script. ( 1) The ship of Noah. ( 2) The chest containing the tables of the law. ( 3) The papyrus cradle of Moses.
  9. Any sacred repository.
  10. A flat- bottomed freight- boat.
  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.
  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.
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