Meaning of ark
Pronunciation: (ärk), [key]
- (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.
- 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.
- a place of protection or security; refuge; asylum.
- a flatboat formerly used on the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
- a chest or box.
- ark (Thesaurus)