Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An establishment that breeds horses; a stud farm.
  • n. A herd of stud horses; a harras.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stud of horses.
  • n. A place or establishment for breeding horses; a stud-farm; a stable.

Etymologies

From Old French haraz, probably from Old Norse. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So is harrow, and when we look up one of its meanings, we find a few entries away the word haras, defined as a 'stud farm or harras,' derived from Old French haraz, from Arabic hara 'stud, stable.'

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 4

  • Comte Foy is a racing man, breeds horses, and has his "haras" on his place.

    Chateau and Country Life in France

  • ANd therefore deliberate build-griefing, harassment, blocking, lagging runs rampant because the Lindens affirm the right of creativity and the right to do what you wish on your private property to such an extent that a person can deliberately haras, annoy, block, grief, etc. for days and devalue your property, and they will chalk it up to the "freedom to create" rubric and look away.

    Civicus

  • Bernadotti, Pancho and another man, presumably one of the haras hands, were the pursuers.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • During the latter part of the drive from the haras after their hurried escape, she had already sketched in the missing details for him, as much as she had gleaned from the solicitor.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • He had left his car about halfway along that track, well short of the haras itself, to be sure of making a discreet approach.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • I have my haras in the village of St Martin-du-Marais, in the Camargue.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • She ran as quickly and noisily as she could out into the open and marshy terrain that bordered the haras, following a line away from the buildings but at an oblique angle to the track.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • Besides the troops quartered in the provinces and receiving regular pay, the _haras_ or royal guard of Mamlukes, whose commander was one of the principal officers of the court, was augmented to 5000 horse and 1000 foot, all Christians or foreigners by birth, who occupied barracks close to the royal palace, and constantly mounted guard at the gates.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 342, April, 1844

  • I am verry sorry and mutch vex grieve bother pester haras teass consequently accordingly consequtivey I made you acknowledg may petion request and to bid you peradvanture well you occpied me for 6 months with

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, January 22, 1919

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