There are 2 definitions of Arras in English:

Arras

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Pronunciation: /ˈarəs
 
, aʀas/
  • A town in NE France; population 43,663 (2006). In medieval times it was a centre for the manufacture of tapestries.

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There are 2 definitions of Arras in English:

arras

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Pronunciation: /ˈarəs
 
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noun

  • A wall hanging made of a rich tapestry fabric, typically used to conceal an alcove: he pulled back the arras on the far wall and went into his secret chamber
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    • Polonius reports that he will spy on Hamlet's visit to Queen Gertrude by stowing himself behind an arras in her bedroom.
    • Spying behind an arras, Polonius perceives Gertrude's danger and cries for help.
    • Polonius hides behind an arras and yelps when Hamlet's rage endangers the Queen.

Origin

late Middle English (originally denoting the fabric itself): named after the French town of Arras.

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