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the arknoun [S]

uk   /ɑːk/  us   /ɑːrk/
  • the ark noun [S] (SHIP)

(also Noah's ark) (in the ​Bible) a ​largewoodenshipbuilt 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 ​woodenbox that ​contained the writings of ​Jewishlaw, and that ​represented to the ​people of Israel the ​idea of ​God being ​present and ​leading them
(Definition of the ark from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 船, (《圣经》中的)挪亚方舟…
in Chinese (Traditional) 船, (《聖經》中的)諾亞方舟…
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