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Definition of Ark

Ark

  1. A chest, or coffer.
  2. The oblong chest of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, which supported the mercy seat with its golden cherubs, and occupied the most sacred place in the sanctuary. In it Moses placed the two tables of stone containing the ten commandments. Called also the Ark of the Covenant.
  3. The large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family were preserved during the Deluge. Gen. vi. Hence: Any place of refuge.
  4. A large flatboat used on Western American rivers to transport produce to market.

Ark Quotations

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
Charles Spurgeon

I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.
Frederick Douglass

I always liked the story of Noah's Ark and the idea of starting anew by rescuing the things you like and leaving the rest behind.
Zach Braff

We Americans... bear the ark of liberties of the world.
Mark Twain

Ah, the power of two. There's nothing quite like it. Especially when it comes to paying utility bills, parenting, cooking elaborate meals, purchasing a grown-up bed, jumping rope and lifting heavy machinery. The world favours pairs. Who wants to waste the wood building an ark for singletons?
Sloane Crosley
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Ark Translations

ark in French is arche
ark in German is Arche, Lade
ark in Italian is arca
ark in Swedish is ark

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