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Embar \Em*bar"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embarred; p. pr. & vb. n. Embanking.] [Pref. em- + bar: cf. F. embarrer. Cf. Embargo.]

  1. To bar or shut in; to inclose securely, as with bars.

    Where fast embarred in mighty brazen wall.

  2. To stop; to hinder by prohibition; to block up.

    He embarred all further trade.


vb. 1 (context archaic English) To enclose (as though behind bars); to imprison. 2 (context obsolete English) To prohibit, debar (someone from doing something).

Usage examples of "embar".

But Sparrowhawk was as dangerous as Orm Embar, and the dragon knew it.

Swinging up their light packs on their backs, they strode westward across the hills, as Orm Embar had flown.

Orm Embar where his forefather Orm died, on the bones of Orm buried in the sand.

But behind Arren, when he turned his head, huge and dim in the mist the grey body of Orm Embar bulked like a ruined tower.

Somewhere in the fog was the dead dragon Orm Embar, and the live dragon waiting by the stream.

The dunes and hills came and went, colorless and enlarged by the veils of fog: Sunlight struck bright on the body of Orm Embar, magnificent in death.