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are

Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of are

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

Origin and Etymology of are

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


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are

noun \ ˈer , ˈär \

Definition of are

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

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Origin and Etymology of are

French, from Latin area


ARE Defined for Kids

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Definition of are for Students

  • present tense second person singular or present tense plural of be


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