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Ararat

[ ar-uh-rat ]
/ ˈær əˌræt /
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Definition of Ararat

noun
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).
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Also called Mount Ararat.
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British Dictionary definitions for Ararat

Ararat
/ (ˈærəˌræt) /

noun
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

Ararat
[ (ar-uh-rat) ]

The mountain upon which Noah's ark came to rest as the waters of the great flood receded. (See Noah and the Flood.)

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