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ar

play
noun \ ˈär \

Definition of ar

:the letter r

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Origin and Etymology of ar

Middle English

Other Alphabet Terms


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ar

abbreviation

Definition of ar

arrival; arrive

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Ar

abbreviation

Definition of Ar

Arabic

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Ar

symbol

Definition of Ar

argon

Other Chemical Engineering Terms


AR

abbreviation

Definition of AR

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

-ar

adjective suffix

Definition of -ar

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

Origin and Etymology of -ar

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


A&R

noun
variants: or less commonly A and R play \ˌā-ən(d)-ˈär\

Definition of A&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 EriksonNew York Post6 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 Nevillequoted in Billboard6 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

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Origin and Etymology of a&r

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AR Defined for English Language Learners

-ar

adjective suffix

Definition of -ar for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to


AR Defined for Kids

AR

abbreviation

Definition of AR for Students

Arkansas

-ar

adjective suffix \ ər \

Definition of -ar for Students

:of or relating to
  • molecular

Medical Dictionary

Ar

symbol

medical Definition of Ar

argon


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