- 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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Examples from the Web for ararat
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.The Story of Noah's Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis
The Daily Beast
March 24, 2014
When these lines are delivered to you, I shall be on the route to Ararat.Lavengro
There was no ark, no Ararat; she was alone, without refuge, on the waste of waters.Fairy Fingers
Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
It is more to the purpose for us to inquire where the mountains of Ararat are to be found.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II
It is 13,480 feet above the sea, or about 3000 feet lower than Ararat.The Life of Gordon, Volume I
Demetrius Charles Boulger
The Marquis of Ararat, minister of the navy, made a similar complaint.Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- 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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