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-ar1 British & World English

(Forming adjectives) of the kind specified; relating to

Ar British & World English

The chemical element argon

AR British & World English

Arkansas (in official postal use)

ar- British & World English

Variant spelling of ad- assimilated before r (as in arrive, arrogate).

-ar2 British & World English

Forming nouns such as pillar

-ar3 British & World English

Forming nouns such as bursar, exemplar, vicar

-ar4 British & World English

Alteration of -er, -or (as in liar, pedlar).

AR New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Arkansas (postal abbreviation)

Ar New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the chemical element argon

argon British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 18, an inert gaseous element of the noble gas group. Argon is the commonest noble gas, making up nearly one per cent of the earth’s atmosphere

Ar in argon British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 18, an inert gaseous element of the noble gas group. Argon is the commonest noble gas, making up nearly one per cent of the earth’s atmosphere

argon New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

chemical element of atomic number 18, a noble gas

Harun ar-Rashid British & World English

(763–809), fifth Abbasid caliph of Baghdad 786–809. The most powerful of the Abbasid caliphs, he was made famous by his portrayal in the Arabian Nights

Harun ar-Rashid New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(763–809), caliph of Baghdad 786–809

Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi British & World English

(1207–73), Persian poet and Sufi mystic, founder of the order of whirling dervishes; also called Mawlana

Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(1207–73), Persian founder of the order of whirling dervishes

Ali ar-Rida in Mashhad British & World English

A city in NE Iran, close to the border with Turkmenistan; population 2,427,316 (2006). The burial place in ad 809 of the Abbasid caliph Harun ar-Rashid and in 818 of the Shiite leader Ali ar-Rida, it is a holy city of the Shiite Muslims. It is the second-largest city in Iran