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[ar-uh-rat] /ˈær əˌræt/
noun
1.
a mountain in E Turkey, near the borders of Iran and Armenia: traditionally considered the landing place of Noah's Ark. 16,945 feet (5165 meters).
Also called Mount Ararat.
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  • The monks soon returned, and we pursued our way over the plain of Ararat.

  • There was no ark, no Ararat; she was alone, without refuge, on the waste of waters.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • Ararat itself is seventeen thousand feet high, and it rises from a plateau that is seven thousand feet above the sea-level.

  • When these lines are delivered to you, I shall be on the route to Ararat.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • Sargon now had to face a more formidable coalition, that of the northern nations under Ursa of Ararat.

    A Primer of Assyriology Archibald Henry Sayce
  • The Marquis of Ararat, minister of the navy, made a similar complaint.

    Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • He went smelling about for ere-a-rat (Ararat) that was there to be found.

  • If a partial flood, how could the ark have rested on the mountains of Ararat?

  • Trusting to my Ararat experience, I thought of descending in the snow, and started.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I Demetrius Charles Boulger
British Dictionary definitions for Ararat

Ararat

/ˈærəˌræt/
noun
1.
an extinct volcanic mountain massif in E Turkey: two main peaks; Great Ararat 5155 m (16 916 ft), said to be the resting place of Noah's Ark after the Flood (Genesis 8:4), and Little Ararat 3914 m (12 843 ft)
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Ararat in Culture
Ararat [(ar-uh-rat)]

The mountain upon which Noah's ark came to rest as the waters of the great flood receded. (See Noah and the Flood.)

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