a mountain in E Turkey, near the borders of Iran and Armenia: traditionally considered the landing place of Noah's Ark. 16,945 feet (5,165 meters).
- Also called Mount Ararat.
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How to use Ararat in a sentence
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The biblical term is the mountains of Ararat or Urartu, and the term includes the whole of the Hakkiari range.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
When these lines are delivered to you, I shall be on the route to Ararat.Lavengro | George Borrow
They look as if quite recently emitted, and no one would imagine from their appearance that Ararat had been extinct so long.The Life of Gordon, Volume I | Demetrius Charles Boulger
All the time she chatted about the Ararat Extra Light and the photograph of her that would appear in the papers on the morrow.Gray youth | Oliver Onions
Without stopping to think that the Ararat sleeve was wet and Amory dry, she suddenly passed her arm about her.Gray youth | Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for Ararat
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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Cultural definitions for Ararat
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