• (British) IPA: /ɑːk/
  • (America) IPA: /ɑɹk/

ark (plural arks)

  1. A large box with a flat lid.
  2. (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) Noah's Ark: the ship built by Noah to save his family and a collection of animals from the deluge.
  3. Something affording protection; safety, shelter, refuge
  4. A spacious type of boat with a flat bottom.
  5. (Judaism) The Ark of the Covenant.
  6. (Judaism) A decorated cabinet at the front of a synagogue, in which Torah scrolls are kept.
Synonyms Translations
  • Portuguese: arca
  • Russian: сунду́к
Translations Translations
Proper noun
  1. (biblical) The boat built by the Biblical Noah to carry himself and the animals of the planet during the Flood.
  2. (biblical) The chest carried by the Hebrews containing the stone tablets carved with the Ten Commandments.

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