are

Definition of are

 (Entry 1 of 2)

present tense second-person singular and present tense plural of be

are

noun
\ ˈer How to pronounce are (audio) , ˈär How to pronounce are (audio) \

Definition of are (Entry 2 of 2)

: a unit of area equal to 100 square meters — see Metric System Table

First Known Use of are

Noun

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for are

Middle English, from Old English earun; akin to Old Norse eru, erum are, Old English is is

Noun

French, from Latin area

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“Are.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/are. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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present tense second person singular or present tense plural of be

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