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English definition of “the ark”

the ark

noun [S] (BOX)    /ɑːk/ US  /ɑːrk/
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
(Definition of the ark noun (BOX) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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