Adjective "ark" definition and examples

(Ark may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɑːk/

Definitions and examples

noun

(in the Bible) the ship built by Noah to save his family and two of every kind of animal from the Flood; Noah's ark.
  1. 'So many of the chapters offer versions of the ark, boats built for human survival against the storms of God and/or nature.'
  1. 'Likewise, a room to contain the various Holy Arks that store the many Torah scrolls used on Mondays and Thursdays, Shabbatot and Festivals at the Western Wall will be built in one of the halls adjacent to the prayer hall.'
  2. 'The bold phrase from the Psalms stands in relief over most Holy Arks in the synagogues.'
  3. 'In the sixteenth century the vessels of the Tabernacle motif appeared on the inner sides of the doors of the Holy Arks in Synagogues.'
  4. 'The Holy Ark was made of cedar wood covered with gold (in essence a wooden box between two gold ones).'
  5. 'Three Holy Arks are set into the thick southern wall with a colorful rose window above them.'
  6. 'Surprisingly, similar domes were found on the two Holy Arks in Livorno on the western coast of Italy.'
  7. 'This symbol, which also appears above Holy Arks, originates in the Bible: ‘He shall cover thee with his feathers and under his wings shalt thou trust ".'
A small bivalve mollusc which attaches itself to rocks with byssus threads.
  1. 'Our primary goals are to characterize patterns of morphological variation within and between geminate arks and evaluate the utility of shell shape for distinguishing between recent geminate species.'
  2. 'More than seven species of the Ark shells are found in the Galveston Bay region.'
A low hut used to house livestock, often incorporating a covered run.
  1. 'poultry arks make useful supervised runs for guinea pigs'
  2. 'On Saturday we finished the fencing, stapling sheep netting to the rails, and on Sunday gave the pig ark and the old chook ark a coat of water-based preservative.'
  3. 'The Welsh Black Cattle and Jacob Sheep all graze freely with their young, and the Oxford Sandy and Black Pigs are also free-range, with pig arks for shelter.'
  4. 'The Government measures aim to reduce the visual impact of ‘shackery’ (makeshift farm buildings), such as pig arks, caravans and cowsheds.'

More definitions

1. (sometimes initial capital letter). Also called Noah's Ark. the large boat built by Noah in which he saved himself, his family, and a pair of every kind of creature during the Flood. Gen. 6–9.

2. Also called ark of the covenant. a chest or box containing the two stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, carried by the Israelites in their wanderings in the desert after the Exodus: the most sacred object of the tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem, where it was kept in the hol

More examples(as adjective)

"shells can be ark."

Origin

Old English ærc, from Latin arca ‘chest’.

Phrase

be out of (or have gone out with) the ark