[ ar-uh s ]
/ ˈær əs /
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.
Origin of arras1
1375–1425; late Middle English, named after Arras
Related formsar·rased, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arrased (1 of 2)
/ (ˈærəs) /
a wall hanging, esp of tapestry
British Dictionary definitions for arrased (2 of 2)
/ (ˈærəs, French arɑs) /
a town in N France: formerly famous for tapestry; severely damaged in both World Wars. Pop: 40 590 (1999)
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