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arras

1
[ ar-uhs ]
/ ˈær əs /
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noun
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.
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Origin of arras

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1375–1425; late Middle English, named after Arras

OTHER WORDS FROM arras

arrased, adjective

Other definitions for arras (2 of 3)

arras2
[ ahr-ahs; Spanish ahr-rahs ]
/ ˈɑr ɑs; Spanish ˈɑr rɑs /

noun (used with a singular verb)
a gift presented at marriage by a husband to his wife in consideration of her dowry.

Origin of arras

2
<Spanish: literally, earnest money. See earnest2

Other definitions for arras (3 of 3)

Arras
[ ar-uhs; French a-rahs ]
/ ˈær əs; French aˈrɑs /

noun
a city in and capital of Pas-de-Calais, in N France: battles in World War I.
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British Dictionary definitions for arras (1 of 2)

arras
/ (ˈærəs) /

noun
a wall hanging, esp of tapestry

British Dictionary definitions for arras (2 of 2)

Arras
/ (ˈærəs, French arɑs) /

noun
a town in N France: formerly famous for tapestry; severely damaged in both World Wars. Pop: 40 590 (1999)
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