arras

noun

ar·​ras ˈa-rəs How to pronounce arras (audio)
ˈer-əs
plural arras
1
: a tapestry of Flemish origin used especially for wall hangings and curtains
2
: a wall hanging or screen of tapestry

Word History

Etymology

Middle English arras, arrays, from arras, Artois, known for its manufacture of tapestry

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Arras.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arras. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Geographical Definition

Arras

geographical name

Ar·​ras ä-ˈräs How to pronounce Arras (audio)
ˈer-əs,
ˈa-rəs
city in northern France south-southwest of Lille population 43,021

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