are

1
[ ahr; unstressed er ]
/ ɑr; unstressed ər /

verb

present indicative plural and 2nd person singular of be.

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Origin of are

1
before 900; Middle English aren, are, arn,Old English (Northumbrian) aron; cognate with Old Norse eru, 3rd person plural See art2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH are

are , hour, our

Definition for are (2 of 2)

are2
[ air, ahr ]
/ ɛər, ɑr /

noun

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 are

2
1810–20; <French <Latin ārea.See area
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British Dictionary definitions for are (1 of 2)

are1
/ (ɑː, unstressed ə) /

verb

the plural form of the present tense (indicative mood) of the verb `be' and the singular form used with you

Word Origin for are

Old English aron, second person plural of bēon to be

British Dictionary definitions for are (2 of 2)

are2
/ (ɑː) /

noun

a unit of area equal to 100 sq metres or 119.599 sq yards; one hundredth of a hectareSymbol: a

Word Origin for are

C19: from French, from Latin ārea piece of level ground; see area
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