Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs

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Synonyms of Arras


Alternate forms of Arras

Hypernyms: hanging, wall hanging

Origin of the word Arras

  1. "pictured tapestry," late 14c., from Anglo-Norm. draps d'arras, from Arras, city in France where pictured tapestries were made, from L. Atrebates, name of a tribe of the Belgae who inhabited the Artois region; probably lit. "inhabitants," from a Celtic trebu "tribe." more

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