a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: chief Buddhist center of ancient Japan; first capital of Japan a.d. 710–84.
a period of Japanese history, a.d. 710–784, characterized by the adoption of Chinese culture and forms of government.
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How to use Nara in a sentence
Now we paralleled the river, beyond whose far edge grew many slender-trunked Nara trees; apparently they were Japanese oaks.
The Nara statues on Park Avenue are meant to be as accessible as a pretty towel.
One guards the Park Avenue Armory, which just wrapped up a Nara show, and the other the Asia Society, which just opened one.
The next moment Nara Singh had called off his soldiers and retreated at a gallop over the plain.Akbar | P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer
We are the Rishis Nara and Narayana born in the world of men for a special purpose.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 | Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Thou wert in thy former life a Rishi of immeasurable soul, known as Nara of great might.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 | Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
In the Hei-an epoch were accentuated the virtues and vices of the Nara epoch.Japan | Various
Most of them are old, one at Nara having been built about the year 700.The Old World and Its Ways | William Jennings Bryan
British Dictionary definitions for Nara
a city in central Japan, on S Honshu: the first permanent capital of Japan (710–784). Pop: 364 411 (2002 est)
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