embarkation embarkation  /ˌɛm bɑr ˈkeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. From parish papers, school magazines, county journals, German intelligence culled many a tidbit telling about war factories, ports of embarkation, regiments at the front.
  2. This was their final physical, which War Department regulations require within 48 hours of embarkation.
  3. From northwest Sumatra to a port of embarkation for Batavia they traveled in pony carts, spurred on by native tomtoms pounding out an air-raid warning.

News

  • The Real World Portland, Ep. 10: The Naked and the Walking Dead

    We know, you don't even have a TV. But WW correspondent Jay Horton is enduring and recapping each installment to assess just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates get. With the coming of the New Depression, many eyes in flyover states turned hopefully, or desperately, toward the powers of celebrity. Los Angeles became the great embarkation point. But not everybody could get to Los Angeles ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Willamette Week

Quotes

  1. "Security has not been outsourced. It is still the responsibility of the CISF (Central Industrial Security Force). This incident involved the security of the airline at the embarkation point," Patel pointed out.
    on Jul 20, 2009 By: Praful Patel Source: Times of India

  2. "Discussions about precise embarkation points have been discussed between relevant officials of the two governments," Mr Rudd said yesterday. "As I said, they are of a diplomatic nature."
    on Oct 28, 2009 By: Kevin Rudd Source: The Age

  3. Albert Ho, of the Hong Kong opposition Democratic Party, said: "It appears to us that Mr Zhou was stopped in Hong Kong, refused entry but, instead of being sent back to the place of origin or the port of embarkation, was sent back to the mainland...
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Albert Ho Source: Times Online

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