- 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.”
are definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin area: see area
are definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.