Em·bark, v. i.
1. To go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon.
2. To engage in any affair.
Slow to embark in such an undertaking. --Macaulay.
Em·bark v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embarked p. pr. & vb. n. Embarking.]
1. To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard.
2. To engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade.
It was the reputation of the sect upon which St. Paul embarked his salvation. --South.
v 1: go on board [syn: ship] [ant: disembark]
2: set out on (an enterprise, subject of study, etc.); "she
embarked upon a new career" [syn: enter]
3: proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We
ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a
supercomputer" [syn: venture]