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are 1

 (är)
v.
Second person singular and plural and first and third person plural present indicative of be.

[Middle English aren, from Old English aron, earon; see er- in Indo-European roots.]

are 2

 (âr, är) also ar (är)
n. Abbr. a
A metric unit of area equal to 100 square meters (119.6 square yards).

[French, from Latin ārea, open space; see area.]

are

(ɑː; unstressed ə)
vb
the plural form of the present tense (indicative mood) of the verb 'be' and the singular form used with you
[Old English aron, second person plural of bēon to be]

are

(ɑː)
n
(Units) a unit of area equal to 100 sq metres or 119.599 sq yards; one hundredth of a hectare. Symbol: a
[C19: from French, from Latin ārea piece of level ground; see area]

are1

(ɑr; unstressed ər)

v.
pres. indic. pl. and 2nd pers. sing. of be.
[before 900; Middle English aren, are, arn, Old English aron; c. Old Norse eru. See art2]

are2

(ɛər, ɑr)

n.
a surface measure equal to 100 square meters, equivalent to 119.6 sq. yds.; 1/100 of a hectare. Abbr.: a
[1810–20; < French < Latin ārea. See area]

are

(a) A unit of measure equal to an area of 100 m2 (1 are = 100 m2). See hectare(ha): 100 are = 1 ha.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.are - a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
hectare - (abbreviated `ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters)
Translations
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are

1
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are

2 [ɑːʳ] n (unit of measure) → ara
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