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Ark

Noun

1 (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments [syn: Ark of the Covenant]
2 a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the Flood

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From ærc, from arca "chest (container)".

Noun

  1. The ship built by Noah to save his family and a collection of animals from the deluge.
  2. Something affording protection or safety.
  3. A spacious type of boat with a flat bottom.
  4. A consecrated container.

Translations

Noah's ship
consecrated container

Norwegian

Noun

  1. paper
  2. the boat of Noah

Synonyms

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

ark
  1. the boat of Noah;
  2. a similar boat to Noah's

Conjugation

Noun

ark
  1. a sheet of paper

Conjugation

Synonyms

Extensive Definition

Ark may refer to:
Religion
  • Ark (synagogue), a cabinet used to store a synagogue's Torah scroll
  • Ark of the Covenant, consecrated container for Moses's tablets of Ten Commandments
  • Ark of bulrushes, infant Moses's boat
  • Noah's Ark, according to Abrahamic religions, a massive vessel Noah built at God's command to keep him, his family, and a core breeding stock of the world’s animals safe
Geography
Technology
Agriculture
Narratives
Music
Games
  • Ark, a 1996 computer game subtitled Search For The Future
  • Space colony ARK, from the video game Sonic Adventure 2
  • Ark, the main character of video game Terranigma
  • The Ark (Halo), a mysterious Forerunner facility from which all the Halos can be controlled in the videogame Halo
  • Abels Ark, from the video game Xenogears
  • Abels Ark, from the video game series Xenosaga
  • The Ark, a special suitcase bomb in Splinter Cell
  • Ark, Ark, the final level of the original Lemmings video game
  • Ark, a teleporting facility from Earth to Mars in the computer game Doom
  • Ark, Dagger's (Princess Garnet) final summon in the video game Final Fantasy IX
  • ARK, the Advisors Of Rubi-Ka from the game Anarchy Online
British Royal Navy

Other

See also

ark in German: Ark
ark in French: ARK
ark in Dutch: Ark
ark in Japanese: アーク#ark
ark in Norwegian: Ark
ark in Polish: Ark
ark in Portuguese: Ark
ark in Finnish: Arkki

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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