October 18, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
disembark /ˌdɪsəmˈbɑɚk/ verb
disembark
/ˌdɪsəmˈbɑɚk/
verb

disembarks; disembarked; disembarking

The people are disembarking.
The people are disembarking.
Learner's definition of DISEMBARK

1 [no object] : to leave a ship or airplane

  • The plane's crew members were the last ones to disembark.

  • Passengers disembarked [=debarked] from the ship.

— opposite EMBARK

2 [+ object] : to remove (something or someone) from a ship or airplane

  • They disembarked [=(more commonly) unloaded] the cargo at the dock.

— disembarkation /dɪsˌɛmˌbɑɚˈkeɪʃən/ noun [noncount]

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