hectare

noun
hect·​are | \ˈhek-ˌter, -ˌtär \

Definition of hectare 

: a unit of area equal to 10,000 square meters — see Metric System Table

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Satellite images show a heavily populated area stretching more than 100 hectares (250 acres) being devoured by what looks like a giant layer of chocolate milk. Andi Jatmiko, The Seattle Times, "Indonesia expert warned of quake, gov’t mapped risk areas," 9 Oct. 2018 Scientists settled on coffee as an alternative tool in a broader restoration plan for the mountain because the 90 hardwood trees planted for every hectare (2.5 acres) of coffee provide shade that the crop needs to thrive. Washington Post, "Coffee and conservation: Mozambique tries both on a mountain," 11 July 2018 Coquimbo has more than 40,000 hectares of land with the right conditions for putting up fog-catchers. The Economist, "The feisty fog-catchers of Chile," 14 June 2018 The wells run as far as 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) underground at the plant, which covers around 40 acres (16 hectares) of the 815-acre (329.8 hectare) property. Washington Post, "Workers race to plug energy plant as lava oozes nearby," 22 May 2018 Since 2000, that number has grown to more than 150,000 hectares a year, with experts attributing the rise to hotter, drier summers. Washington Post, "Send in the goats: Portugal goes low-tech to beat wildfires," 14 June 2018 The wells run as far as 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) underground at the plant, which covers around 40 acres (16 hectares) of the 815-acre (329.8 hectare) property. Time, "Workers Race to Plug Hawaii Energy Plant as Lava Oozes Nearby," 23 May 2018 Scientists settled on coffee as an alternative tool in a broader restoration plan for the mountain because the 90 hardwood trees that are planted for every hectare (2.5 acres) of coffee provide shade that the crop needs to thrive. Christopher Torchia, Fox News, "Coffee and conservation: Mozambique tries both on a mountain," 11 July 2018 The location, Governors Island, is a 172-acre (70 hectare) plot of land that sits just off the southern tip Manhattan, with stunning views of the city's Financial District, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Deepti Hajela, chicagotribune.com, "Luxury tents, gourmet meals redefine camping on NYC island," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of hectare

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hectare

French, from hect- + are are entry 2

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hectare

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English Language Learners Definition of hectare

: a unit of area in the metric system that is equal to 10,000 square meters or 2.47 acres

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