EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of arras 1 1375–1425; late Middle English,
Arras Related forms ar·rased, adjective
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Examples from the Web for arrased Historical Examples of arrased
Still there was no movement among all the
arrased, girdered, pillared hosts.
A door on the left leads to other rooms, and an
arrased one opposite, down to the street. British Dictionary definitions for arrased noun a wall hanging, esp of tapestry noun a town in N France: formerly famous for tapestry; severely damaged in both World Wars. Pop: 40 590 (1999)
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Word Origin and History for arrased n.
"pictured tapestry," late 14c., from Anglo-French
draps d'arras, from Arras, city in France where pictured tapestries were made, from Latin Atrebates, name of a tribe of the Belgae who inhabited the Artois region; probably literally "inhabitants," from a Celtic trebu "tribe."
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