[ ar-uh-rat ]

  1. 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 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


/ (ˈærəˌræt) /

  1. 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


[ (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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