Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Aare.

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  • proper n. A river in Switzerland that rises at the Grimsel Pass and flows into the Rhine at the Swiss-German border.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine

Etymologies

From the German (see Aare), probably from a Celtic language. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I had got as far as 'Aar' -- when Lady Rubislaw said --

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  • The sorry province of Champagne is the land of promise, in relation to some parts of the Landes of Bordeaux — the banks of the Aar are the land of promise, when compared with the little

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  • I therefore crossed the river Aar, which is here magnificently broad and strong, and has bastions jutting out into it in a very bold fashion.

    The Path to Rome

  • The Aar was a shallow brawling torrent, thick with melting ice and snow and mud.

    The Path to Rome

  • I remember also that the hall called Aar was a long house roofed with sods, on which grew grass and sometimes little white flowers, and that inside of it cows were tied up.

    The Wanderer's Necklace

  • Reports have it that the fest will pay tribute to the legendary director Guru Dutt and three of his films namely Aar Paar, Mr. and Mrs. 55, Kaagaz ke Phool will be screened in their original 35mm format.

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  • I've done some fancy navigating out here since I met up with Aar i and Acorna and the rest of you folks.

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  • Not only did Mohri lack light before Aar-em Electronics adopted it and installed lighting, but villagers had to haul kerosene up the steep slopes to their village (a seven - to eight-hour trip) to obtain even the expensive and polluting power source they enjoyed.

    Carl Pope: Let There Be Light

  • Aar, but it only appears that I missed blogging about Primeval cos I was away in Bradford, attending Eastercon along with a megagaggle of other writers, editors, readers, critics and sundry mighty-brained fans.

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  • Guru Dutt was so impressed that he invited Abrar to write Aar-Paar, from where Abrar became integral part of the Guru Dutt team.

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