(noun) a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the flood

Ark, Ark of the Covenant

(noun) (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Proper noun


(biblical) The boat built by the Biblical Noah to carry himself and the animals of the planet during the Flood.

(biblical) The chest carried by the Hebrews containing the stone tablets carved with the Ten Commandments.


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ark (plural arks)

A large box with a flat lid.

(Judaism, Christianity, Islam) Noah's Ark: the ship built by Noah to save his family and a collection of animals from the deluge.

Something affording protection; safety, shelter, refuge

A spacious type of boat with a flat bottom.

(Judaism) The Ark of the Covenant.

(Judaism) A decorated cabinet at the front of a synagogue, in which Torah scrolls are kept.


• barge

• basket

• chest

• coffer

• hutch

• refuge

• retreat

• shelter

• ship

• vessel


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Source: Wiktionary

Ark, n. Etym: [OE. ark, arke, arche, AS. arc, earc, earce, fr. L. arca, fr. arcere to inclose, keep off; akin to Gr.

1. A chest, or coffer. [Obs.] Bearing that precious relic in an ark. Spenser.

2. (Jewish Hist.)

Definition: The oblong chest of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, which supported the mercy seat with its golden cherubs, and occupied the most sacred place in the sanctuary. In it Moses placed the two tables of stone containing the ten commandments. Called also the Ark of the Covenant.

3. The large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family were preserved during the Deluge. Gen. vi. Hence: Any place of refuge.

4. A large flatboat used on Western American rivers to transport produce to market.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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(noun) T-shaped cleaning implement with a rubber edge across the top; drawn across a surface to remove water (as in washing windows)

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Coffee has initially been a food – chewed, not sipped. Early African tribes consume coffee by grinding the berries together, adding some animal fat, and rolling the treats into tiny edible energy balls.

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