Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tapestry, wall hanging, or curtain, especially one of Flemish origin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of powder, probably made of the root of the orris.
  • noun In Spanish law, a voluntary gift made by a husband to his wife upon marriage in consideration of the portion which he receives from her.
  • noun Tapestry; specifically, that used for hangings covering the walls of a room.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Tapestry; a rich figured fabric; especially, a screen or hangings of heavy cloth with interwoven figures.
  • transitive verb To furnish with an arras.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tapestry or wall hanging.

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

  • noun a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, after Arras.]

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From French draps d'Arras, from the city of Arras, which was a major source for tapestries in the 15th century.

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  • "a. Arras, name of a town in Artois famed for its manufacture of the fabric." (OED)

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