Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the flood
  2. (noun, artifact) (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments

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Synonyms of Ark

ark of the covenant

Alternate forms of Ark

Hypernyms: boat

Origin of the word Ark

  1. O.E. earc, mainly meaning Noah's, from L. arca "large box, chest" (see arcane). Also borrowed in O.H.G. (arahha, Mod.Ger. Arche). more

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