- The definition of a hectare is 2.471 acres.
An example of a hectare is the size of a piece of property that a homeowner might buy to build their home in a rural area.
hectare definition by Webster's New World
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one hundred ares or 10,000 square meters or 0.01 square kilometer (11,959.9 square yards or 2.471 acres): abbrev. ha
Origin: Fr: see hecto- and amp; are
hectare definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Abbr. ha
A metric unit of area equal to 100 ares (2.471 acres). See Table at measurement.