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a·rête

 (ə-rāt′)
n.
A sharp, narrow mountain ridge or spur.

[French, from Old French areste, fishbone, spine, from Late Latin arista, awn, fishbone, from Latin, awn.]

arête

(əˈreɪt; əˈrɛt)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a sharp ridge separating two cirques or glacial valleys in mountainous regions
[C19: from French: fishbone, backbone (of a fish), ridge, sharp edge, from Latin arista ear of corn, fishbone]

a•re•te

(ˌɑr ɪˈteɪ)

n.
the aggregate of qualities making up good character.
[1930–35; < Greek aretḗ]

a•rête

(əˈreɪt)

n.
a sharp rugged mountain ridge produced by glaciation.
[1860–65; < French; Old French areste sharp ridge < Latin arista awn, ear of wheat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arête - a sharp narrow ridge found in rugged mountainsarete - a sharp narrow ridge found in rugged mountains
ridgeline, ridge - a long narrow range of hills
References in classic literature ?
Her name is Arete, and she comes of the same family as her husband Alcinous.
Nausithous had two sons Rhexenor and Alcinous; {58} Apollo killed the first of them while he was still a bridegroom and without male issue; but he left a daughter Arete, whom Alcinous married, and honours as no other woman is honoured of all those that keep house along with their husbands.
61} He went straight through the court, still hidden by the cloak of darkness in which Minerva had enveloped him, till he reached Arete and King Alcinous; then he laid his hands upon the knees of the queen, and at that moment the miraculous darkness fell away from him and he became visible.
Queen Arete," he exclaimed, "daughter of great Rhexenor, in my distress I humbly pray you, as also your husband and these your guests (whom may heaven prosper with long life and happiness, and may they leave their possessions to their children, and all the honours conferred upon them by the state) to help me home to my own country as soon as possible; for I have been long in trouble and away from my friends.
Then when they had made their drink offerings, and had drunk each as much as he was minded they went home to bed every man in his own abode, leaving Ulysses in the cloister with Arete and Alcinous while the servants were taking the things away after supper.
Then Arete told her maids to set a bed in the room that was in the gatehouse, and make it with good red rugs, and to spread coverlets on the top of them with woollen cloaks for Ulysses to wear.
54: Hesiod regarded Arete as the sister of Alcinous.
Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised mining private equity firm Arete Capital Partners (Arete) on its acquisition of the Stawell gold mine from Canadian miner Kirkland Lake Gold.
M2 PHARMA-February 16, 2017-US Pharmacy Claims Manger FocusScript Partners with Arete Pharmacy Network
US-based Pharmacy Services Administrative Organization Arete Pharmacy Network, LLC has acquired Minnesota-based business solutions provider RxPride, LLC, a PSAO formerly owned by Minnesota-based pharmacy buying group Smart-Fill Management Group, Inc, the company said.
12 December 2016 - US-based Pharmacy Services Administrative Organization Arete Pharmacy Network, LLC has acquired Minnesota-based business solutions provider RxPride, LLC, a PSAO formerly owned by Minnesota-based pharmacy buying group Smart-Fill Management Group, Inc, the company said.
8232;A Kazakh delegation held negotiations with a number of investment companies in Western Australia, including the largest mining company, Arete Capital Partners, which specialises in investments in natural resources and mining assets globally.