arras: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ar'us), [key]
— n.
  1. a rich tapestry.
  2. a tapestry weave.
  3. a wall hanging, as a tapestry or similar object.
  4. a curtain suspended loosely across a stage and used as a backdrop or part of a stage setting.


Pronunciation: (är'äs Sp. är'räs), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. a gift presented at marriage by a husband to his wife in consideration of her dowry.


Pronunciation: (ar'us Fr. a&sylpräs'), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in and capital of Pas-de-Calais, in N France: battles in World War I. 50,386.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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