Etymology: From írc, from arca "chest (container)".
- (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) The ship built by Noah to save his family and a collection of animals from the deluge.
- (figurative) Something affording protection or safety.
- A spacious type of boat with a flat bottom.
- (Judaism) A consecrated container.
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for ark for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.
Full Definition of ark