\ ˈär How to pronounce ar (audio) \

Definition of ar

 (Entry 1 of 7)

: the letter r

Definition of ar (Entry 2 of 7)

arrival; arrive

Definition of Ar (Entry 3 of 7)

Arabic

Ar

symbol

Definition of Ar (Entry 4 of 7)

argon

Definition of AR (Entry 5 of 7)

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

Definition of -ar (Entry 6 of 7)

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

A&R

noun (2)
variants: or less commonly A and R \ ˌā-​ən(d)-​ˈär How to pronounce A&R (audio) \

Definition of A&R (Entry 7 of 7)

: 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

First Known Use of ar

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ar

Noun (1)

Middle English

Adjective suffix

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

Noun (2)

Artists and Repertoire

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“Ar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ar. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for ar

AR

abbreviation

Kids Definition of AR

Arkansas

-ar

adjective suffix
\ ər \

Kids Definition of -ar

: of or relating to molecular

Ar

symbol

Medical Definition of Ar

argon

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