Unload vs Disembark - What's the difference?

unload | disembark |


As verbs the difference between unload and disembark

is that unload is to remove the load or cargo from (a vehicle, etc) while disembark is to remove from on board a vessel; to put on shore; to land; to debark.

unload

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To remove the load or cargo from (a vehicle, etc.).
  • to unload''' a ship; to '''unload a camel
  • To remove (the load or cargo) from a vehicle, etc.
  • to unload bales of hay from a truck
  • To deposit one's load or cargo.
  • * 1998 , Robert A Corbitt, Standard handbook of environmental engineering
  • Some stations have collection vehicles unload on the floor, using a front loader to push material into the hopper.
  • (transitive, intransitive, figuratively) To give vent to or express.
  • * 1984 , John Arlott, David Rayvern Allen, Arlott on cricket: his writings on the game
  • ...who bowled with such fury that he needed beer to give him something to sweat out, and who unloaded his emotions in words as hard as his bowling.
  • (computing) To remove (something previously loaded) from memory.
  • * 1993 , Tony Martin, Lisa C Towell, The NewWave agent handbook
  • When you unload a DLL, the memory and other system resources it is using will become available for use by other applications.
  • To discharge or pour a liquid.
  • To get rid of or dispose of.
  • to unload unprofitable stocks
  • (slang) To go to the bathroom.
  • to unload feces
  • To deliver forcefully.
  • (slang) To ejaculate, particularly within an orifice
  • To draw the charge from.
  • to unload a gun

    Derived terms

    * unloader

    disembark

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To remove from on board a vessel; to put on shore; to land; to debark.
  • The general disembarked the troops.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Go to the bay, and disembark my coffers.
  • To go ashore out of a ship or boat; to leave a train or airplane; to debark.
  • Antonyms

    * embark

    Derived terms

    * disembarkation