Ara

[ey-ruh, air-uh]
noun, genitive A·rae [ey-ree, air-ee] /ˈeɪ ri, ˈɛər i/. Astronomy.
  1. the Altar, a southern constellation between Triangulum Australe and Scorpius.

Origin of Ara

From the Latin word āra altar

ARA

  1. Agricultural Research Administration.

A.R.A.

  1. American Railway Association.
  2. Associate of the Royal Academy.
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Examples from the Web for ara

Contemporary Examples of ara

  • With Ara, she said, "it was not so much about hair and much more about creation of a fantasy."

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    The Man Who Created Disco Beauty

    Isabel Wilkinson

    March 31, 2010

  • Ara Gallant was the hairstylist-turned-photographer who pioneered the glamour of the 1970s.

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    The Man Who Created Disco Beauty

    Isabel Wilkinson

    March 31, 2010

  • "Ara Gallant isn't really 'hired' for shootings," wrote Blair Sabol in the Village Voice in 1970.

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    The Man Who Created Disco Beauty

    Isabel Wilkinson

    March 31, 2010

  • Huston writes in the book that Ara Gallant was "an influencer, a mentor, an advisor, a director, a comrade in arms."

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    The Man Who Created Disco Beauty

    Isabel Wilkinson

    March 31, 2010

Historical Examples of ara

  • Had one sat all one's life on the steps of Ara Cœli for this?

  • The crimson topaz, or ara humming-bird (Topaza pella), vies with it in beauty.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The third, "Ara Celi," will trace the foundations of the Papal power.

  • Similar inscriptions are on the ambone of Ara Cœli, and the doorway at Falleri.

  • He came to Aksam-kusaveve, and from there he went on to Hanemo'-ara, where there is a lake.

    Seven Mohave Myths

    A. L. Kroeber


British Dictionary definitions for ara

Ara

noun Latin genitive Arae (ˈɑːriː)
  1. a constellation in the S hemisphere near Scorpius

Word Origin for Ara

from Latin: altar

ARA

abbreviation for (in Britain)
  1. Associate of the Royal Academy
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