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 (ăr′əs, ə-räs′)
A city of northern France south-southwest of Lille. It was a famous woolen and tapestry center in the Middle Ages.


n. pl. arras
A tapestry, wall hanging, or curtain, especially one of Flemish origin.

[Middle English, after Arras.]


(Furniture) a wall hanging, esp of tapestry


(ˈærəs; French arɑs)
(Placename) a town in N France: formerly famous for tapestry; severely damaged in both World Wars. Pop: 43 663 (2006)


(ˈær əs)

1. a rich tapestry.
2. a wall hanging, as a tapestry or similar object.
3. a sturdy bobbin lace with a simple pattern.
[1375–1425; late Middle English, after Arras, city in N France]
ar′rased, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arras - a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designsarras - a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs
edging - border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
hanging, wall hanging - decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"


n (old)(Arazzo)wandteppich m
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