- the ancient Greek god of war, a son of Zeus and Hera, identified by the Romans with Mars.
- a measure of surface area; 1 are is equal to1/100 (0.01) of a hectare (100 square meters or 119.6 square yards). Abbreviation: a
Origin of are2
Examples from the Web for ares
Ares said there are instances where savvy gankers manage to exploit loopholes.
The clever crooks managed to rack up $2 million in profits over a year, Ares said.
David Kaplan, a senior partner at Ares, told WWD he sees international potential in the luxury brand.Victoria's Secret Announces 2013 Angels; Neiman Marcus Sells for $6 Billion
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September 10, 2013
She cheated on her husband Hephaestus with Ares, Hermes, and Dionysus.‘Aphrodite and the Gods of Love’: Museum Exhibit Gets Visitors in the Mood for Valentine's Day
February 12, 2012
This is a good notion; and, to prevent any other getting into our heads, let us go on to Ares.Cratylus
"If you have trouble, we'll hunt you out in the Ares," he finished.Valley of Dreams
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The four men of the Ares were silent—even the sardonic Harrison.A Martian Odyssey
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And the man also is terrible as his shield, and seemeth to be inspired of Ares.
Men say that he is of the race of the Sun, and he is mighty in battle as Ares himself.
- Greek myth the god of war, born of Zeus and HeraRoman counterpart: Mars
- the plural form of the present tense (indicative mood) of the verb `be' and the singular form used with you
- a unit of area equal to 100 sq metres or 119.599 sq yards; one hundredth of a hectareSymbol: a
Word Origin and History for ares
Greek god of war, identified by Romans with their Mars; literally "injurer, destroyer," from are "bane, ruin," perhaps cognate with Sanskrit irasya "ill-will" (see ire).
present plural indicative of be (q.v.), from Old English earun (Mercian), aron (Northumbrian). Also from Old Norse cognates. In 17c., began to replace be, ben as first person plural present indicative in standard English. The only non-dialectal survival of be in this sense is the powers that be. But in southwest England, we be (in Devonshire us be) remains non-standard idiom as a contradictory positive ("You people aren't speaking correct English." "Oh, yes we be!").
square unit of 10 meters on each side, 1819, from French, formed 1795 by decree of the French National Convention, from Latin area "vacant piece of ground" (see area).