Is it farther or further?


[ey-ruh, air-uh] /ˈeɪ rə, ˈɛər ə/
noun, genitive Arae
[ey-ree, air-ee] /ˈeɪ ri, ˈɛər i/ (Show IPA).
the Altar, a southern constellation between Triangulum Australe and Scorpius.
< Latin āra altar Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for arae


noun (Latin genitive) Arae (ˈɑːriː)
a constellation in the S hemisphere near Scorpius
Word Origin
from Latin: altar


abbreviation (in Britain)
Associate of the Royal Academy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Related Abbreviations for arae


  1. American Railway Society
  2. Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology
  3. American Rheumatism Association
  4. Ara (constellation)
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for arae


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.

Learn more about Ara with a free trial on
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Ara

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for arae

Scrabble Words With Friends