hect·​are ˈhek-ˌter How to pronounce hectare (audio) -ˌtär How to pronounce hectare (audio)
: a unit of area equal to 10,000 square meters see Metric System Table

Examples of hectare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Company has consolidated the largest land package in the region, with total land holdings currently exceeding 62,000 hectares. Charlotte Observer, 28 May 2024 The site includes more than 2,000 acres (809 hectares) of land, and will feature two golf courses, an equestrian center and a bilingual K-12 school. Natalie Wong, Fortune Europe, 24 May 2024 In May 2006, 1,800 hectares (more than 4,400 acres) of land near Qom were handed over to the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics. Beth Bailey, Fox News, 11 May 2024 Despite seasonal assistance, hundreds of hectares of their ranch stretched by Chilko Lake are nurtured by all members of the Lares family all year round. Hilary Tetenbaum, USA TODAY, 12 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for hectare 

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Word History


French, from hect- + are are entry 2

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hectare was in 1810

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“Hectare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hectare. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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hect·​are ˈhek-ˌta(ə)r How to pronounce hectare (audio) -ˌte(ə)r How to pronounce hectare (audio)
: a unit of area equal to 10,000 square meters see metric system

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