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Aras

[ah-rahs for 1; ar-uh s for 2] /ɑˈrɑs for 1; ˈær əs for 2/
noun
1.
Also, Araks. Ancient Araxes. a river in SW Asia, flowing from E Turkey along part of the boundary between NW Iran and Armenia and Azerbaijan into the Kura River. About 660 miles (1065 km) long.
2.
Classical Mythology. the first king of Phliasia.

Ara

[ey-ruh, air-uh] /ˈeɪ rə, ˈɛər ə/
noun, genitive Arae
[ey-ree, air-ee] /ˈeɪ ri, ˈɛər i/ (Show IPA).
Astronomy
1.
the Altar, a southern constellation between Triangulum Australe and Scorpius.
Origin
< Latin āra altar

amicus usque ad aras

[ah-mee-koo s oo s-kwe ahd ah-rahs; English uh-mahy-kuh s uhs-kwee ad ey-ras, uh-mee-] /ɑˈmi kʊs ˈʊs kwɛ ɑd ˈɑ rɑs; English əˈmaɪ kəs ˈʌs kwi æd ˈeɪ ræs, əˈmi-/
noun, Latin.
1.
a friend to the last degree.
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British Dictionary definitions for Aras

Aras

/æˈræs/
noun
1.
a river rising in mountains in E Turkey and flowing east to the Caspian Sea: forms part of the E border of Turkey and the N border of Iran. Length: about 1100 km (660 miles) Ancient name Araxes Russian name Araks

Ara

/ˈɑːrə/
noun (Latin genitive) Arae (ˈɑːriː)
1.
a constellation in the S hemisphere near Scorpius
Word Origin
from Latin: altar

ARA

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
Associate of the Royal Academy
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Related Abbreviations for Aras

ARA

  1. American Railway Society
  2. Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology
  3. American Rheumatism Association
  4. Ara (constellation)
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Encyclopedia Article for Aras

Ara

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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