American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the constellations Norma and Telescopium.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the 15 ancient southern constellations; the Altar. It is situated south of the Scorpion. Its two brightest stars are of the third magnitude.
- n. A genus of American birds, of the family Psittacidœ, the macaws, of large size and gorgeous coloration, with very long cuneate tail and more or less naked face; sometimes made the type of subfamily Arinœ, containing the wedgetailed American parrots. Leading species are A. macao, the red and blue macaw; A. ararauna, the blue and yellow macaw; and A. hyacinthina, the hyacinthine macaw. It is a synonym of Macrocercus (Vieillot, 1816) and Sittace (Wagler, 1830). The related forms, arra, arras, aracanga, araracanga, ararauna, and arara, are severally used for species or sections of the genus Ara.
- An abbreviation of Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
- n. astronomy A constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble an altar.
- n. A taxonomic genus within the family Psittacidae — certain macaws.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Astron.) The Altar; a southern constellation, south of the tail of the Scorpion.
- n. (Zoöl.) A name of the great blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), native of South America.
- n. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma
- n. macaws.
- From Latin āra ("altar"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin āra, altar, the constellation Ara; see as- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“After these things Saint Kiaranus made his way to an island by name Ara, which is in the ocean westward beyond Ireland a certain space.”
“When Koenig discovers four bodies in Ara’s laboratory he decides to bury or hide each one separately.”
“Peron hired Dr. Pedro Ara to embalm the body which remained in Ara’s laboratory three years until the fall of Peron in 1955.”
“At the boundary of Vaikuntha is a great lake called Ara, in which we bathe.”
“Another set publicized her dedication of a new shrine called the Ara Pudicitia, the Altar of Chastity.”
“In Santa Evita Dr. Ara is concerned that the body will be stolen so creates three wax duplicates.”
“Local historians believe that the name Argiano may refer to an Ara Jani, or temple to the Roman god Janus, or perhaps the living place of a people called the Argia.”
“Who vpon a certaine time saide vnto me: Ara, that is to say, Father, will you goe and beholde the citie?”
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