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  1. a rich tapestry.
  2. a tapestry weave.
  3. a wall hanging, as a tapestry or similar object.
  4. Theater. a curtain suspended loosely across a stage and used as a backdrop or part of a stage setting.

noun (used with a singular verb)

  1. a gift presented at marriage by a husband to his wife in consideration of her dowry.


  1. a city in and capital of Pas-de-Calais, in N France: battles in World War I.


  1. a department in N France. 2607 sq. mi. (6750 sq. km). Capital: Arras.


  1. a wall hanging, esp of tapestry


  1. a town in N France: formerly famous for tapestry; severely damaged in both World Wars. Pop: 40 590 (1999)


  1. a department of N France, in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, on the Straits of Dover (the Pas de Calais): the part of France closest to the British Isles. Capital: Arras. Pop: 1 451 307 (2003 est). Area: 6752 sq km (2633 sq miles)

“pictured tapestry,” late 14c., from Anglo-French draps d’arras, from Arras, city in France where pictured tapestries were made, from Latin Atrebates, name of a tribe of the Belgae who inhabited the Artois region; probably literally “inhabitants,” from a Celtic trebu “tribe.”


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