What does the word embark mean?

Usage examples for embark

  1. I can write no more, my very dear old friend, but only ask you to think of me as ever lovingly yours, W. J. After leaving Geneva James rested at Lamb House for a few days before going to Liverpool to embark. – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  2. I heard that they were about to embark again with a force that General Hill is bringing out, but my father won't be with them, I am afraid. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  3. Yes, say She ventured in one bottom to embark Her all, her all upon one card to play,- And then life's tempest swept the ship away, And the flower faded as the day grew dark? – Love's Comedy by Henrik Ibsen