[ey-ruh, air-uh]
noun, genitive Arae [ey-ree, air-ee] . Astronomy.
the Altar, a southern constellation between Triangulum Australe and Scorpius.

< Latin āra altar Unabridged


Agricultural Research Administration.


American Railway Association.
Associate of the Royal Academy. Unabridged
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Ara (ˈɑːrə)
n , Latin genitive Arae
a constellation in the S hemisphere near Scorpius
[from Latin: altar]

abbreviation for
Associate of the Royal Academy

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  1. American Railway Society

  2. Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology

  3. American Rheumatism Association

  4. Ara (constellation)

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city, Bihar state, northeastern India. The city is a major rail and road junction. Agricultural trade and oilseed milling are carried on there. It is the site of several colleges affiliated with Magadh University. The Little House at Ara is a building that was defended by the British against Kunwar Singh during the Indian Mutiny in 1857. Ara was constituted a municipality in 1865. Pop. (1991 prelim.) 156,871.

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