a rich tapestry.
a tapestry weave.
a wall hanging, as a tapestry or similar object.
Theater. a curtain suspended loosely across a stage and used as a backdrop or part of a stage setting.
- arrased, adjective
Other definitions for arras (2 of 3)
a gift presented at marriage by a husband to his wife in consideration of her dowry.
Other definitions for Arras (3 of 3)
a city in and capital of Pas-de-Calais, in N France: battles in World War I.
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How to use arras in a sentence
A smaller doorway, hung with arras of black, is on the left, well toward the front.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays | Various
It is a noticeable fact that Picardy (arras and Noyon) furnished both these instruments of reformation!Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
This personage, to whom many of the churches in this district have been dedicated, was Bishop of arras in the 6th century.Ypres and the Battles of Ypres | Unknown
The word arras comes from arras, a town in France, which was famous for its beautiful tapestries.Stories That Words Tell Us | Elizabeth O'Neill
Other accounts bear, that it was upon the Bishop of arras he drew his sword; which is a somewhat different matter.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for arras (1 of 2)
a wall hanging, esp of tapestry
British Dictionary definitions for Arras (2 of 2)
a town in N France: formerly famous for tapestry; severely damaged in both World Wars. Pop: 40 590 (1999)
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