Nara

[nah-rah]
noun
  1. a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: chief Buddhist center of ancient Japan; first capital of Japan a.d. 710–84.
  2. a period of Japanese history, a.d. 710–784, characterized by the adoption of Chinese culture and forms of government.
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Contemporary Examples of nara

  • Now we paralleled the river, beyond whose far edge grew many slender-trunked nara trees; apparently they were Japanese oaks.

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    Japan's Nuclear Ghost Towns

    William T. Vollmann

    May 2, 2011

  • The Nara statues on Park Avenue are meant to be as accessible as a pretty towel.

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    Little Gimmicks Fund Big Exhibits

    W.M. Akers

    September 22, 2010

  • One guards the Park Avenue Armory, which just wrapped up a Nara show, and the other the Asia Society, which just opened one.

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    Little Gimmicks Fund Big Exhibits

    W.M. Akers

    September 22, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for nara

Nara

noun
  1. 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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