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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the constellations Norma and Telescopium.

[Latin āra, altar, the constellation Ara; see as- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, Latin genitive Arae (ˈɑːriː)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the S hemisphere near Scorpius
[from Latin: altar]


(in Britain) abbreviation for
Associate of the Royal Academy
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Noun1.Ara - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma
2.Ara - macawsAra - macaws          
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Psittacidae, Psittacidae - coextensive with the order Psittaciformes
macaw - long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South America; among the largest and showiest of parrots
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He had seen fire, but only when Ara, the lightning, had destroyed some great tree.
The German leaped upon the parapet behind him--the fat hands raised the rifle butt aloft for the cowardly downward thrust into the naked back and then, as moves Ara, the lightning, moved Tarzan of the Apes.
"Tell me," he continued, "if you be the great king who sends Ara, the lightning; who makes the great noise and the mighty winds, and sends the waters down upon the jungle people when the days are dark and it is cold.
Shamim Ara is a big name of Pakistani Film Industry.
In a recent interview, though, Ara said she now limits baring too much skin on cam.
It was also at the time when Ara was introduced to online shopping, which she noticed was an upcoming trend.
Mr Ligunya said ARA presented no evidence to the magistrate court which granted the freezing orders or the High Court, which extended them on August 30.Mr Ligunya said 140 days later, the agency is yet to file any report showing how far it has gone with the investigations or what it has found.The lawyer said there were only four transactions in one of the accounts two deposits and two withdrawals.
Arcus Energy, a Houston-based privately held company with equity interests in boutique investment managers, primarily focused on the energy sector, has been renamed Ara Partners.
But in a popular historical community, Ara located in Osun State, an average visitor would be shocked about absence of dogs among other animals, such as goats, sheep, cats and ducks.
The signing ceremony was attended by Hussam Muhammad al Zubair, board member of the Zubair Corporation (Z-Corp) and senior executives from ARA Petroleum, The Zubair Corporation and Zubair SEC.
The ARA San Juan and its crew members disappeared Nov.