from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Having passed the narrowest part of the waist of the Cape, though still in Truro, for this township is about twelve miles long on the shore, we crossed over to the Bay side, not half a mile distant, in order to spend the noon on the nearest shrubby sand-hill in Provincetown, called Mount Ararat, which rises one hundred feet above the ocean.
Cape Cod 1865
_ And when the ark rested, it rested on Mount Ararat, which is in Asia also.
History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians 1787-1854 Old Humphrey 1820
Mount Ararat and the mausoleum built for Jimmy Tillie, who died in 1713, loom above Hornifast Marsh opposite and dominate the overgrown pittosporums and abandoned market gardens of Brentswood.
A girl on Mount Ararat searching for Noah's Ark is reported missing;
Notes on a Travel Story Kirsty Logan 2011
The 15-person team claims to have recovered fragments of wood and pieces of rope from a structure on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey that carbon dating has put at 4,800 years old, roughly coinciding with the time the biblical flood was said to have been occurred.
In Walking the Bible, I climbed Mount Ararat, crossed the Red Sea, and spent weeks traveling the route of the Exodus through the desert.
They are threaded through with magic-realist sequences (fur-coated Paula Wilcox as police chief's wife meeting a filicidal priest on Mount Ararat or hovering above the stage like a pantomime Wendy) on Liz Ascroft's stunningly poetic double half-moon set.
Canary Clare Brennan 2010
The wrong ark, or the right ark, has been in the news lately, with Noah's Ark Ministries, a group of Chinese Christians claiming to have found Noah's ark on Mount Ararat in Turkey.
Many Christians, Jews, and Muslims believe that Mount Ararat, the highest point in the region, is where the ark landed.
Indeed, this is not the first time people have claimed to have found the remains of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat: