Meaning of “disembark” in the English Dictionary

"disembark" in English

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disembarkverb [ I ]

uk /ˌdɪs.ɪmˈbɑːk/ us /ˌdɪs.ɪmˈbɑːrk/ formal
noun [ U ] uk /ˌdɪs.ɪm.bɑːˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdɪs.ɪm.bɑːrˈkeɪ.ʃən/

Examples from literature

  • Even the account of the unusual manner in which he and Kate had disembarked from the pirate vessel was given without curtailment, nor with any attention to the approving grunts of Ben Greenway. 
  • So the boats were drawn up on the shingle, and the little party disembarked. 
  • So they returned, drew to the quays, and disembarked, unwitting yet of worse discoveries awaiting them. 
  • We disembarked with half of our soldiers close to the town, and the natives remembering their former success against us, attacked us immediately with much military parade. 
  • When it got too dark to travel safely we disembarked. 

(Definition of “disembark” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disembark" in American English

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disembarkverb [ I ]

us /ˌdɪs·əmˈbɑrk/

to leave a ship, aircraft, etc., after a trip:

They disembarked in Seattle.

(Definition of “disembark” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"disembark" in Business English

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uk /ˌdɪsɪmˈbɑːk/ us TRANSPORT

[ I ] to get off a plane, train, or boat:

Eurostar commuters to Paris disembark at Gare du Nord.
Passengers disembarking from arriving planes should proceed to Passport Control.

[ T ] to take goods or passengers off a plane, train, or boat after it has arrived at a place:

Equipment and supplies were disembarked safely.
noun [ U ]

There are many tourist disembarkation points in Italy.

(Definition of “disembark” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)