1. To bar or shut in; to inclose securely, as with bars.
Where fast embarred in mighty brazen wall.Spenser.
2. To stop; to hinder by prohibition; to block up.
He embarred all further trade.Bacon.
(Em`bar*ca"tion) n. Same as Embarkation.
(Em*barge") v. t. To put in a barge. [Poetic] Drayton.
(Em*bar"go) n.; pl. Embargoes [Sp., fr. embargar to arrest, restrain; pref. em- (L. in) +
Sp. barra bar, akin to F. barre bar. See Bar.] An edict or order of the government prohibiting the
departure of ships of commerce from some or all of the ports within its dominions; a prohibition to sail.
If the embargo is laid on an enemy's ships, it is called a hostile embargo; if on the ships belonging to
citizens of the embargoing state, it is called a civil embargo.
(Em*bar"go), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embargoed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Embargoing.] To lay an
embargo on and thus detain; to prohibit from leaving port; said of ships, also of commerce and goods.
(Em*bark") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embarked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Embarking.] [F. embarquer; pref.
em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]
1. To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard.
2. To engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in
It was the reputation of the sect upon which St. Paul embarked his salvation.South.
(Em*bark"), v. i.
1. To go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon.
2. To engage in any affair.
Slow to embark in such an undertaking.Macaulay.
1. The act of putting or going on board of a vessel; as, the embarkation of troops.
2. That which is embarked; as, an embarkation of Jesuits. Smollett.
(Em*bark"ment) n. [Cf. F. embarquement.] Embarkation. [R.] Middleton.
(Em*bar"rass) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embarrassed (- rast); p. pr. & vb. n. Embarrassing.]
[F. embarrasser (cf. Sp. embarazar, Pg. embaraçar, Pr. barras bar); pref. em- (L. in) + LL.
barra bar. See Bar.]
1. To hinder from freedom of thought, speech, or action by something which impedes or confuses mental
action; to perplex; to discompose; to disconcert; as, laughter may embarrass an orator.
2. To hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to obstruct; as, business is embarrassed; public affairs