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English definition of “the ark”

the ark

noun [S] uk   /ɑːk/ us    /ɑːrk/

the ark noun [S] (SHIP)

(also Noah's ark) (in the Bible) a large wooden ship built by Noah in order to save his family and a male and female of every type of animal when the world was covered by a floodThe Bible - people, events and places

the ark noun [S] (BOX)

the Ark of the Covenant (also the Ark) (in the Bible) a wooden box that contained the writings of Jewish law, and that represented to the people of Israel the idea of God being present and leading themThe Bible - people, events and placesJudaism
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