Pronunciation: (ar'us), [key]
1. a rich tapestry.
2. a tapestry weave.
3. a wall hanging, as a tapestry or similar object.
4. Theat.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.)
a gift presented at marriage by a husband to his wife in consideration of her dowry.
Pronunciation: (ar'us; Fr. a-räs'), [key]
a city in and capital of Pas-de-Calais, in N France: battles in World War I. 50,386.
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