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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.
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(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)
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(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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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.
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.
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. Even our own little hill may presently prove to be a temporary island amid a sea of disaster.
"The Apple Orchard, Mount Ararat Road, Highgate," Mary said, speaking slowly and rather strangely.
Two Omani adventurers, Khalid bin Said al Anqoudi and his friend Nabil al Riyami, have scaled the 5,137m Mt Ararat in Turkey and dedicated their feat to the sultanate's 49th Renaissance Day.
In addition, reportedly video surveillance cameras do not work at polling station 26/14 in Hrazdan, and at the polling station 13/2 in Ararat, an unknown person without a badge was in a cabin with an elderly person.
?Participants in the Climb for Palestine getting ready to walk 40 kilometers to the top of Mount Ararat in Turkey.
A life-long and devoted member to the Ararat Baptist Church in Whitchurch, Dorothy first met her husband Vernon in the church choir as a young girl.
Just look at the amount of accidents at the I-190 on/off ramps on Ararat Street.
One may ask: Why is the search for the Biblical ark that has challenged many people of various creeds, races, and professional background concentrated only in Mount Ararat? Simply because in the ancient Biblical story of the mighty and universal flood narrated in the book of Genesis of the Old Testament, Noah's ark is supposed to have rested "on the mountain of Ararat." (See Genesis 8:3-4)