verb (used without object)

  1. to go ashore from a ship.
  2. to leave an aircraft or other vehicle.

verb (used with object)

  1. to remove or unload (cargo or passengers) from a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.


  1. to land or cause to land from a ship, aircraft, etcseveral passengers disembarked; we will disembark the passengers

1580s, from Middle French desembarquer, from des- (see dis-) + embarquer (see embark). Related: Disembarkation; disembarked; disembarking.

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