Ares

[ air-eez ]
/ ˈɛər iz /

noun

the ancient Greek god of war, a son of Zeus and Hera, identified by the Romans with Mars.

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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 ares (1 of 3)

Ares
/ (ˈɛəriːz) /

noun

Greek myth the god of war, born of Zeus and HeraRoman counterpart: Mars

British Dictionary definitions for ares (2 of 3)

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 ares (3 of 3)

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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Cultural definitions for ares

Ares

[Roman name Mars]

[ (air-eez) ]

The Greek and Roman god of war, brutal and bloodthirsty. He was the son of Zeus and Hera.

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