ARE, n. [L. area.]
In France, a measure, the new square perch, containing a hundred square meters, a little less than two square perches of 22 feet, in the ancient measure. – Lunier.
The plural of the substantive verb; but a different word from be, am or was. It is from the Sw. vara, Dan. varer, to be, to exist; v or w being lost. We are; ye or you are; they are; past tense plural, were. It is usually pronounced ar.
- The present indicative plural of the
substantive verb to be; but etymologically a different word from
be, or was. Am, art, are, and is,
all come from the root as.
- The unit of superficial measure,
being a square of which each side is ten meters in length; 100 square
meters, or about 119.6 square yards.