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Rocketry. a French-built, three-stage, liquid-propellant rocket for launching satellites into orbit around the earth.
a female given name, French form of .
Contemporary Examples

But, at first, Ariane trained for a different career, graduating from Columbia with a journalism degree.
The Queen of Foie Gras David Lincoln Ross December 28, 2010

Ever the gentleman, however, he announced that he, together with Ariane, had read and appreciated the first two chapters.
Reading Nabokov to Nabokov Lila Azam Zanganeh February 28, 2012

As a mother to three daughters, Catharina-Amalia, Alexia, and Ariane, Máxima has passed her style down to the next generation.
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands Is a New Style Icon Erin Cunningham May 2, 2013

Ariane was born and raised in a two-star Michelin kitchen in Gascony, a rustic corner in Southwest France.
The Queen of Foie Gras David Lincoln Ross December 28, 2010

Historical Examples

Notwithstanding this mortification, the actress had no reason to be dissatisfied with her performance of Ariane.
Later Queens of the French Stage H. Noel Williams

Had it been written in compunction for Ariane aux bords laisse?
Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick

This time she succeeded better than in Ariane, and went to the extreme of simplicity.
Later Queens of the French Stage H. Noel Williams

The wives are adorning them-761-selves with the help of Ariane.
The Complete Opera Book Gustav Kobb

Although to our way of thinking Bacchus was a distinct work, it should form a whole with Ariane.
My Recollections Jules Massenet

You will perhaps observe that I have said nothing about Ariane.
My Recollections Jules Massenet


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