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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 flood

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 them
Translations of “the ark”
in Chinese (Traditional) 船, (《聖經》中的)諾亞方舟…
in Chinese (Simplified) 船, (《圣经》中的)挪亚方舟…
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