from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the constellations Norma and Telescopium.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Psittacidae — certain macaws.
- proper n. A constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble an altar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Altar; a southern constellation, south of the tail of the Scorpion.
- n. A name of the great blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), native of South America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the 15 ancient southern constellations; the Altar.
- n. A genus of American birds, of the family Psittacidœ, the macaws, of large size and gorgeous coloration, with very long cuneate tail and more or less naked face; sometimes made the type of a subfamily Arinœ, containing the wedgetailed American parrots.
- An abbreviation of Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma
- n. macaws
Latin āra, altar, the constellation Ara; see as- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin āra ("altar"). (Wiktionary)