(A*rouse") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aroused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Arousing.] [Pref. a- + rouse.] To
excite to action from a state of rest; to stir, or put in motion or exertion; to rouse; to excite; as, to arouse
one from sleep; to arouse the dormant faculties.
Grasping his spear, forth issued to arouse
His brother, mighty sovereign on the host.
No suspicion was aroused.
(A*row") adv. [Pref. a- + row.] In a row, line, or rank; successively; in order. Shak.
And twenty, rank in rank, they rode arow.
(A*roynt") interj. See Aroint.
(||Ar*peg"gio) n. [It., fr. arpeggiare to play on the harp, fr. arpa harp.] (Mus.) The production
of the tones of a chord in rapid succession, as in playing the harp, and not simultaneously; a strain thus
(Ar"pent Ar"pen) n. [F. arpent, fr. L. arepennis, arapennis. According to Columella, a Gallic
word for a measure equiv. to half a Roman jugerum.] 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.
(Ar`pen*ta"tor) n. [See Arpent.] The Anglicized form of the French arpenteur, a land surveyor.
(Ar"pine) n. An arpent. [Obs.] Webster
(Ar"qua*ted) a. Shaped like a bow; arcuate; curved. [R.]
(Ar"que*bus, Ar"que*buse) n. [F. arquebuse, OF. harquebuse, fr. D. haak-bus; cf. G. hakenbüchse
a gun with a hook. See Hagbut.] A sort of hand gun or firearm a contrivance answering to a trigger,
by which the burning match was applied. The musket was a later invention. [Written also harquebus.]
(Ar`que*bus*ade") n. [F. arquebusade shot of an arquebus; eau d'arquebusade a vulnerary
for gunshot wounds.]
1. The shot of an arquebus. Ash.
2. A distilled water from a variety of aromatic plants, as rosemary, millefoil, etc.; originally used as a
vulnerary in gunshot wounds. Parr.
(Ar`que*bus*ier) n. [F. arquebusier.] A soldier armed with an arquebus.
Soldiers armed with guns, of whatsoever sort or denomination, appear to have been called arquebusiers.
(Ar"qui*foux) n. Same as Alquifou.
(Ar"rach) n. See Orach.
(Ar"rack) n. [Ar. araq sweat, juice, spirituous liquor, fr. araqa to sweat. Cf. Rack arrack.]
A name in the East Indies and the Indian islands for all ardent spirits. Arrack is often distilled from a
fermented mixture of rice, molasses, and palm wine of the cocoanut tree or the date palm, etc.
(Ar*rag"o*nite) n. See Aragonite.