ark: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ärk), [key]
— n.
  1. (sometimes cap.) Also calledthe large boat built by Noah in which he saved himself, his family, and a pair of every kind of creature during the Flood. Gen. 6–9.
  2. Also calleda chest or box containing the two stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, carried by the Israelites in their wanderings in the desert after the Exodus: the most sacred object of the tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem, where it was kept in the holy of holies.
  3. a place of protection or security; refuge; asylum.
  4. (cap.)See
  5. a flatboat formerly used on the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
  6. See
  7. a chest or box.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Arkansas.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • ark (Thesaurus)