[ar-ee-an; French a-ryan]
- Rocketry. a French-built, three-stage, liquid-propellant rocket for launching satellites into orbit around the earth.
- a female given name, French form of Ariadne.
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Examples from the Web for ariane
As a mother to three daughters, Catharina-Amalia, Alexia, and Ariane, Máxima has passed her style down to the next generation.Queen Máxima of the Netherlands Is a New Style Icon
May 3, 2013
Ever the gentleman, however, he announced that he, together with Ariane, had read and appreciated the first two chapters.Reading Nabokov to Nabokov
Lila Azam Zanganeh
February 29, 2012
Ariane was born and raised in a two-star Michelin kitchen in Gascony, a rustic corner in Southwest France.
But, at first, Ariane trained for a different career, graduating from Columbia with a journalism degree.
Had it been written in compunction for Ariane aux bords laisse?Adrienne Toner
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The wives are adorning them-761-selves with the help of Ariane.
But to the astonishment of all Ariane bandages his wounds and the others help her.
You will perhaps observe that I have said nothing about Ariane.
Later on I found him the same invaluable collaborator when Ariane was put on at the Opra.