Ariane

[ar-ee-an; French a-ryan]
noun
  1. Rocketry. a French-built, three-stage, liquid-propellant rocket for launching satellites into orbit around the earth.
  2. a female given name, French form of Ariadne.
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Contemporary Examples of ariane

  • As a mother to three daughters, Catharina-Amalia, Alexia, and Ariane, Máxima has passed her style down to the next generation.

  • Ever the gentleman, however, he announced that he, together with Ariane, had read and appreciated the first two chapters.

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    Reading Nabokov to Nabokov

    Lila Azam Zanganeh

    February 29, 2012

  • Ariane was born and raised in a two-star Michelin kitchen in Gascony, a rustic corner in Southwest France.

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    The Queen of Foie Gras

    David Lincoln Ross

    December 29, 2010

  • But, at first, Ariane trained for a different career, graduating from Columbia with a journalism degree.

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    The Queen of Foie Gras

    David Lincoln Ross

    December 29, 2010

Historical Examples of ariane

  • Had it been written in compunction for Ariane aux bords laisse?

    Adrienne Toner

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • The wives are adorning them-761-selves with the help of Ariane.

  • But to the astonishment of all Ariane bandages his wounds and the others help her.

  • You will perhaps observe that I have said nothing about Ariane.

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    Jules Massenet

  • Later on I found him the same invaluable collaborator when Ariane was put on at the Opra.

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    Jules Massenet