- 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
Examples from the Web for arrased
Historical Examples of arrased
- a wall hanging, esp of tapestry
- a town in N France: formerly famous for tapestry; severely damaged in both World Wars. Pop: 40 590 (1999)
"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."