are

1 of 2

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

are

2 of 2

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

Noun

French, from Latin area

First Known Use

Noun

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of are was in 1797

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“Are.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/are. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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are

1 of 2

present 2nd singular or present plural of be

are

2 of 2 noun
: a unit of area equal to 100 square meters see metric system
Etymology

Old English earun "are"

Noun

from French are (unit of measure), from Latin area "open space, area"

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