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Definitions of ark

  1. a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the Flood
  2. A chest, or coffer.
  3. 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.
  4. The large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family were preserved during the Deluge. Gen. vi. Hence: Any place of refuge.
  5. A large flatboat used on Western American rivers to transport produce to market.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A large floating vessel; a chest.
  9. Script. ( 1) The ship of Noah. ( 2) The chest containing the tables of the law. ( 3) The papyrus cradle of Moses.
  10. Any sacred repository.
  11. A flat- bottomed freight- boat.
  12. 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.
  13. 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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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
  3. But on the sacred Ark the flame had no power. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  4. I shouldn't wonder at all if that old suit of his was worn by one of Noah's sons in the ark." – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  5. Don't you often wonder how he managed in the ark? – Mary Rose of Mifflin by Frances R. Sterrett
  6. " In Noah's ark, for aught I know," cried Harrington, laughing. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  7. That ain't Noah's Ark over thar- it's a barn. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  8. In the second cart, an immense ark, swaying between four wheels and drawn by a team of four horses, grave older artists sat silently opposite to each other, all more or less exhausted by the continual rocking motion of the long ride. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. The Holy Scriptures are now the foundation studies of our country, and her ark is safe. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  10. We can easy get in the ark. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  11. There's room enough at the fire for four cloaks, and in Holland for all the animals in Noah's ark, except Spaniards and the allies of Spain. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. As has been said, there was a tent carried on top of the Ark, and this was now taken down by the old soldier and carried to the wood, there to be set up for Bunny and Sue. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour by Laura Lee Hope
  13. " I don't forgive you," I said, as I mounted into the alleged ark. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  14. Those young basilicas were truly the temples of the Resurrection, where all the creatures of the Ark saved from the waters had found their refuge. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  15. The ark freighted with such fortunes cannot sink. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  16. Noah pushed him into the ark. – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest
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