Are meaning

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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.”

verb
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The basic unit of land area in the metric system, equal to 100 square meters or 0.01 hectare (119.6 square yards or 0.0247 acre): abbrev. a.
noun
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First-person plural simple present tense of be.

We are not coming.

verb
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Second-person singular simple present tense of be.

Mary, where are you going?

verb
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A metric unit of area equal to 100 square meters (119.6 square yards).
noun
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Third-person plural simple present tense of be.

They are here somewhere.

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(geo, place, proper) Arab Republic of Egypt.
abbreviation
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Second-person plural simple present tense of be.

Mary and John, are you listening?

verb
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Plural form of area.
noun
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verb
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(rare) An accepted (but deprecated and rarely used) SI unit of area equal to 100 square metres, or a former unit of approximately the same extent. Symbol: a.
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Origin of are

  • Middle English aren from Old English aron, earon er-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French from Latin ārea open space area

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English aren, from Old English earun, earon (“are”), reinforced by Old Norse plural forms in er- (displacing alternative Old English sind and bēoþ), from Proto-Germanic *arun (“(they) are", originally, "(they) became”), from the third person plural preterite indicative form of *iraną (“to rise, be quick, become active”), from Proto-Indo-European *er-, *or(w)- (“to rise, lift, move”). Cognate with Old Norse erun (“(they) are”), Old English eart (“(thou) art”). More at art.

    From Wiktionary

  • From French are.

    From Wiktionary