Definitions

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

  • Formerly A·rax·es (ə-răkˈsēz)Araks A river rising in northeast Turkey and flowing about 965 km (600 mi) eastward, forming much of the border between Turkey and Armenia and between Azerbaijan and Iran before emptying into the Caspian Sea.

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  • proper n. A river that flows in Turkey, Armenia, Iran and Azerbaijan and empties into Kura river.

Etymologies

From Russian Аракс and Armenian Արաքս (Arakʿs). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At Araks, an indigo suit in a long Bermuda style invented for British soldiers stationed in tropical climates is slim and modern.

    Short and Sweet

  • It sat on the only major hill for miles and had served as an early fortification against invaders because of its strategic position on the Araks River.

    The Ark

  • “Why do people want to be part of a group, anyway?” she suddenly sighed, referring to the Council of Fashion Designers of America applications she had spent the morning organizing on behalf of three clients, going so far as to solicit a letter from Sofia Coppola on behalf of designer Araks and arranging for her to e-mail it directly to Steven Kolb, head of the CFDA.

    Dark Angel of The Hills

  • Azerbaijanlarge, flat Kur-Araz Ovaligi (Kura-Araks Lowland) (much of it below sea level) with Great Caucasus Mountains to the north, Qarabag Yaylasi (Karabakh Upland) in west; Baku lies on Abseron Yasaqligi (Apsheron Peninsula) that juts into Caspian Sea

    Terrain

  • Terrain: large, flat Kur-Araz Ovaligi (Kura-Araks Lowland) (much of it below sea level) with Great Caucasus Mountains to the north, Qarabag Yaylasi (Karabakh Upland) in west; Baku lies on Abseron Yasaqligi (Apsheron Peninsula) that juts into Caspian Sea

    Azerbaijan

  • Terrain: large, flat Kur-Araz Ovaligi (Kura-Araks Lowland) (much of it below sea level) with Great Caucasus Mountains to the north, Qarabag

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • Azerbaijan large, flat Kur-Araz Ovaligi (Kura-Araks Lowland) (much of it below sea level) with Great Caucasus Mountains to the north,

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • Terrain: large, flat Kur-Araz Ovaligi (Kura-Araks Lowland) (much of it below sea level) with Great Caucasus Mountains to the north,

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook

  • Azerbaijan: large, flat Kur-Araz Ovaligi (Kura-Araks Lowland) (much of it below sea level) with Great Caucasus Mountains to the north,

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook

  • Thursday, February 9: Went to see Araks, who showed supersoft, understated lingerie, muted knitwear, and classically sweet tailoring.

    Chicago Reader

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