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Definition of ARK

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Ark \Ark\ ([aum]rk), n. [OE. ark, arke, arche, AS. arc, earc, earce, fr. L. arca, fr. arcere to inclose, keep off; akin to Gr. 'arkei^n to keep off.]
     1. A chest, or coffer. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

              Bearing that precious relic in an ark. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Jewish Hist.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

     3. The large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family were preserved during the Deluge. --Gen. vi. Hence: Any place of refuge. [1913 Webster]

     4. A large flatboat used on Western American rivers to transport produce to market. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "ark":
     Agnus Dei, Holy Grail, Host, Pieta, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, asperger, asperges, aspergillum, bambino, beadroll, beads, candle, censer, chaplet, ciborium, cross, crucifix, cruet, eucharistial, holy cross, holy water, holy-water sprinkler, icon, incensory, matzo, menorah, mezuzah, mikvah, monstrance, osculatory, ostensorium, paschal candle, pax, phylacteries, prayer shawl, prayer wheel, pyx, relics, rood, rosary, sacramental, sacred relics, sacring bell, shofar, sukkah, tabernacle, tallith, thurible, urceole, veronica, vigil light, votive candle


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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