- The definition of are is a plural, present tense conjugation of the verb be.
An example of usage of the word "are" is to change the following phrase to present tense: “We will be warm.”
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin area: see area
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Origin: Middle English aren, from Old English aron; see er-1 in Indo-European roots.
also arnoun Abbr. a
Origin: French, from Latin ārea, open space; see area.