ar

1 of 7

noun (1)

: the letter r

ar

2 of 7

abbreviation (1)

arrival; arrive

Ar

3 of 7

abbreviation (2)

Arabic

Ar

4 of 7

symbol

argon

AR

5 of 7

abbreviation (3)

1
2
acknowledgment of receipt
3
all rail
4
all risks
5
annual return
6
Arkansas
7
army regulation
8
9
autonomous republic

-ar

6 of 7

adjective suffix

: of or relating to
molecular
: being
spectacular
: resembling
oracular

A&R

7 of 7

noun (2)

variants or less commonly A and R
: the business of finding, marketing, and promoting talented artists for a record label : the business of managing artists and developing their repertoires
From his '90s gig as host of MTV's alt-rock show "120 Minutes" to stints in A&R for Columbia Records and deejaying on WRXP …Chris Erikson, New York Post, 6 Feb. 2012
often used before another noun
Allen was an A&R man for this record company, Minit Records, in those days and he was still recording people like Ernie K-Doe and Irma Thomas.Aaron Neville, quoted in Billboard, 6 Nov. 2010
In the old days, artists worked in as many venues as they could to get noticed, usually by a manager with connections to an A and R rep who would get them the attention of a record label.Robin Harvey, Kingston Whig-Standard (Ontario), 22 Aug. 2009
the A&R department of a record label

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English

Adjective suffix

Middle English, from Latin -aris, alteration of -alis -al

Noun (2)

Artists and Repertoire

First Known Use

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ar was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ar. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

-ar

adjective suffix
ər,
 also  ˌär
: of or relating to
molecular
: being
spectacular
: resembling
oracular

Medical Definition

Ar

symbol
argon

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