1. [syn: boarding, embarkation, embarkment]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Embarkation \Em`bar*ka"tion\, n.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or
aircraft [syn: boarding, embarkation, embarkment]
[ant: debarkation, disembarkation, disembarkment]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "embarkation":
boarding, coming out, curtain raiser, debut, disembarkation,
embarkment, emplanement, enplanement, entrainment,
first appearance, floating, flotation, hopoff, inaugural address,
inauguration, induction, initiation, installation, installment,
introduction, launching, maiden speech, opener, preliminary,