[ ey-ruh, air-uh ]
/ ˈeɪ rə, ˈɛər ə /

noun, genitive A·rae [ey-ree, air-ee] /ˈeɪ ri, ˈɛər i/. Astronomy.

the Altar, a southern constellation between Triangulum Australe and Scorpius.

Origin of Ara

From the Latin word āra altar

Definition for ara (2 of 3)


Agricultural Research Administration.

Definition for ara (3 of 3)


American Railway Association.
Associate of the Royal Academy. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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/ (ˈɑːrə) /

noun Latin genitive Arae (ˈɑːriː)

a constellation in the S hemisphere near Scorpius

Word Origin for Ara

from Latin: altar

British Dictionary definitions for ara (2 of 2)


abbreviation for (in Britain)

Associate of the Royal Academy
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