5 letter word starting with ar

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araby noun The country of Arabia.
arace verb t. To tear up by the roots; to draw away.
arara noun The palm (or great black) cockatoo, of Australia (Microglossus aterrimus).
arbor noun A kind of latticework formed of, or covered with, vines, branches of trees, or other plants, for shade; a bower., A tree, as distinguished from a shrub., An axle or spindle of a wheel or opinion., A mandrel in lathe turning.
arch- A prefix signifying chief, as in archbuilder, archfiend.
archy adjective Arched; as, archy brows., A suffix properly meaning a rule, ruling, as in monarchy, the rule of one only. Cf. -arch.
ardor noun Heat, in a literal sense; as, the ardor of the sun’s rays., Warmth or heat of passion or affection; eagerness; zeal; as, he pursues study with ardor; the fought with ardor; martial ardor., Bright and effulgent spirits; seraphim.
areas plural of Area
aread verb t. Alt. of Areed
areed verb t. To tell, declare, explain, or interpret; to divine; to guess; as, to aread a riddle or a dream., To read., To counsel, advise, warn, or direct., To decree; to adjudge.
areal adjective Of or pertaining to an area; as, areal interstices (the areas or spaces inclosed by the reticulate vessels of leaves).
arear verb t. & i. To raise; to set up; to stir up., Backward; in or to the rear; behindhand.
areca noun A genus of palms, one species of which produces the areca nut, or betel nut, which is chewed in India with the leaf of the Piper Betle and lime.
areek adverb & adjective In a reeking condition.
arefy verb t. To dry, or make dry.
arena noun The area in the central part of an amphitheater, in which the gladiators fought and other shows were exhibited; — so called because it was covered with sand., Any place of public contest or exertion; any sphere of action; as, the arenaof debate; the arena of life., “Sand” or “gravel” in the kidneys.
areng noun Alt. of Arenga
arere verb t. & i. See Arear.
arest noun A support for the spear when couched for the attack.
argal noun Crude tartar. See Argol., A ludicrous corruption of the Latin word ergo, therefore., Alt. of Argali
argas noun A genus of venomous ticks which attack men and animals. The famous Persian Argas, also called Miana bug, is A. Persicus; that of Central America, called talaje by the natives, is A. Talaje.
argil noun Clay, or potter’s earth; sometimes pure clay, or alumina. See Clay.
argol noun Crude tartar; an acidulous salt from which cream of tartar is prepared. It exists in the juice of grapes, and is deposited from wines on the sides of the casks.
argon noun A substance regarded as an element, contained in the atmosphere and remarkable for its chemical inertness.
argot noun A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps, and vagabonds; flash.
argue verb i. To invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; to use arguments; to reason., To contend in argument; to dispute; to reason; — followed by with; as, you may argue with your friend without convincing him., To debate or discuss; to treat by reasoning; as, the counsel argued the cause before a full court; the cause was well argued., To prove or evince; too manifest or exhibit by inference, deduction, or reasoning., To persuade by reasons; as, to argue a man into a different opinion., To blame; to accuse; to charge with.
argus noun A fabulous being of antiquity, said to have had a hundred eyes, who has placed by Juno to guard Io. His eyes were transplanted to the peacock’s tail., One very vigilant; a guardian always watchful., A genus of East Indian pheasants. The common species (A. giganteus) is remarkable for the great length and beauty of the wing and tail feathers of the male. The species A. Grayi inhabits Borneo.
arian adjective & noun See Aryan., Pertaining to Arius, a presbyter of the church of Alexandria, in the fourth century, or to the doctrines of Arius, who held Christ to be inferior to God the Father in nature and dignity, though the first and noblest of all created beings., One who adheres to or believes the doctrines of Arius.
ariel Alt. of Ariel gazelle
aries noun The Ram; the first of the twelve signs in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the vernal equinox, about the 21st of March., A constellation west of Taurus, drawn on the celestial globe in the figure of a ram., A battering-ram.
arose imp. of Arise, The past or preterit tense of Arise.
arise verb i. To come up from a lower to a higher position; to come above the horizon; to come up from one’s bed or place of repose; to mount; to ascend; to rise; as, to arise from a kneeling posture; a cloud arose; the sun ariseth; he arose early in the morning., To spring up; to come into action, being, or notice; to become operative, sensible, or visible; to begin to act a part; to present itself; as, the waves of the sea arose; a persecution arose; the wrath of the king shall arise., To proceed; to issue; to spring., Rising.
arist 3d sing. pres. of Arise, for ariseth.
arles noun pl. An earnest; earnest money; money paid to bind a bargain.
armed imp. & past participle of Arm, Furnished with weapons of offense or defense; furnished with the means of security or protection., Furnished with whatever serves to add strength, force, or efficiency., Having horns, beak, talons, etc; — said of beasts and birds of prey.
armet noun A kind of helmet worn in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.
armil noun A bracelet., An ancient astronomical instrument.
armor noun Defensive arms for the body; any clothing or covering worn to protect one’s person in battle., Steel or iron covering, whether of ships or forts, protecting them from the fire of artillery.
arnee noun The wild buffalo of India (Bos, or Bubalus, arni), larger than the domestic buffalo and having enormous horns.
arnot noun Alt. of Arnut
arnut noun The earthnut.
aroid adjective Alt. of Aroideous
aroma noun The quality or principle of plants or other substances which constitutes their fragrance; agreeable odor; as, the aroma of coffee., Fig.: The fine diffusive quality of intellectual power; flavor; as, the subtile aroma of genius.
aroph noun A barbarous word used by the old chemists to designate various medical remedies.
arpen noun Formerly, a measure of land in France, varying in different parts of the country. The arpent of Paris was 4,088 sq. yards, or nearly five sixths of an English acre. The woodland arpent was about 1 acre, 1 rood, 1 perch, English.
arras noun Tapestry; a rich figured fabric; especially, a screen or hangings of heavy cloth with interwoven figures., To furnish with an arras.
array noun Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular lines; hence, order of battle; as, drawn up in battle array., The whole body of persons thus placed in order; an orderly collection; hence, a body of soldiers., An imposing series of things., Dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; rich or beautiful apparel., A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impaneled in a cause., The panel itself., The whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court., To place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; to marshal., To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to envelop; — applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind., To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them man by man.
arret noun A judgment, decision, or decree of a court or high tribunal; also, a decree of a sovereign., An arrest; a legal seizure., Same as Aret.
arris noun The sharp edge or salient angle formed by two surfaces meeting each other, whether plane or curved; — applied particularly to the edges in moldings, and to the raised edges which separate the flutings in a Doric column.
arrow noun A missile weapon of offense, slender, pointed, and usually feathered and barbed, to be shot from a bow.
arsis noun That part of a foot where the ictus is put, or which is distinguished from the rest (known as the thesis) of the foot by a greater stress of voice., That elevation of voice now called metrical accentuation, or the rhythmic accent., The elevation of the hand, or that part of the bar at which it is raised, in beating time; the weak or unaccented part of the bar; — opposed to thesis.
arson noun The malicious burning of a dwelling house or outhouse of another man, which by the common law is felony; the malicious and voluntary firing of a building or ship.
artly adverb With art or skill.
artow A contraction of art thou.
arval noun A funeral feast.
aryan noun One of a primitive people supposed to have lived in prehistoric times, in Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea, and north of the Hindoo Koosh and Paropamisan Mountains, and to have been the stock from which sprang the Hindoo, Persian, Greek, Latin, Celtic, Teutonic, Slavonic, and other races; one of that ethnological division of mankind called also Indo-European or Indo-Germanic., The language of the original Aryans., Of or pertaining to the people called Aryans; Indo-European; Indo-Germanic; as, the Aryan stock, the Aryan languages.