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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ARE. The plural of the substantive verb; but a different word from be, am or was. It is usually pronounced ar.
ARE, n. [L.] In France, a measure, the new square perch, containing a hundred square meters, a little less than two square perches of 22 feet, in the ancient measure.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters [syn: are, ar]

Merriam Webster's

I. Etymology: Middle English, from Old English earun; akin to Old Norse eru, erum are, Old English is is present second singular or present plural of be II. noun Etymology: French, from Latin area Date: circa 1819 see metric system table

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. 2nd sing. present & 1st, 2nd, 3rd pl. present of BE. 2. n. a metric unit of measure, equal to 100 square metres. Etymology: F f. L AREA

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Are Are [AS. (Northumbrian) aron, akin to the 1st pers. pl. forms, Icel. erum, Goth. sijum, L. sumus, Gr. ?, Skr. smas; all from a root as. ? See Am and Is, and cf. Be.] The present indicative plural of the substantive verb to be; but etymologically a different word from be, or was. Am, art, are, and is, all come from the root as.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Are Are, n. [F., fr. L. area. See Area.] (Metric system) The unit of superficial measure, being a square of which each side is ten meters in length; 100 square meters, or about 119.6 square yards.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Are is the plural and the second person singular of the present tense of the verb be. Are is often shortened to -'re after pronouns in spoken English.


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