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 (ăr′ə-răt′), Mount
A massif of extreme eastern Turkey near the Iranian border rising to about 5,136 m (16,850 ft). It is the traditional resting place of Noah's ark.


(Placename) an extinct volcanic mountain massif in E Turkey: two main peaks; Great Ararat 5155 m (16 916 ft), said to be the resting place of Noah's Ark after the Flood (Genesis 8:4), and Little Ararat 3914 m (12 843 ft)


(ˈær əˌræt)

a mountain in E Turkey, near the borders of Iran and Armenia: traditionally considered the landing place of Noah's Ark. 16,945 ft. (5165 m).
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Noun1.Ararat - the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood recededArarat - the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
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So overboard he goes again, to hunt for another Ararat and find another quicksand.
Here, then, is a puzzle for the learned," observed D'Artagnan, "until now they have never been able to agree as to the situation of Paradise; some place it on Mount Ararat, others between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates; it seems that they have been looking very far away for it, while it was actually very near.
It is just possible that this hill is Mount Ararat, and that Noah's Ark rested here, and he ate oysters and threw the shells overboard.
The Apple Orchard, Mount Ararat Road, Highgate," Mary said, speaking slowly and rather strangely.
Even a little elevation makes a considerable difference, and perhaps if there be a survivor of the human race, he will again be found upon the summit of some Ararat.
Donald had made several trips to Ararat during his six-year search for the ark.
The distrust of many in Turkey's Igdir Province is illustrated by a monument near Ararat consisting of five 40-meter-tall swords thrust toward the sky.
We not only want recognition of the genocide, we demand Mount Ararat back and our homeland back.
Yesterday's convoy, full of goods that have been donated from across South Wales, set off from Ararat Baptist Church in Whitchurch.
The new hope for peace between Israel and Palestine had little to do with Washington's policies but rather was sparked by the death of Yasser Ararat and the rise of a new, more responsible Palestinian leadership.
Bin Laden's message came as the ailing (now deceased) terrorist leader Yasser Ararat was rushed to a hospital in France, thereby allowing Osama a "revolutionary vacancy" to exploit.
Mr Tehan said the 2011 floods caused significant disruption and damage in and around Ararat.