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Webster 1913 Edition


Are

Are

.
[AS. (Northumbrian)
aron
, akin to the 1st pers. pl. forms, Icel.
erum
, Goth.
sijum
, L.
sumus
, Gr. [GREEK], Skr.
smas
; all from a root
as
. [GREEK] See
Am
and
Is
, and cf.
Be
.]
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.

Are

,
Noun.
[F., fr. L.
area
. See
Area
.]
(Metric system)
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Are

ARE.

The plural of the substantive verb; but a different word from be, am or was. It is usually pronounced ar.

Definition 2022


Are

Are

See also: are, -are, -aré, åre, aré, arë, āre, and ārē

Norwegian

Proper noun

Are

  1. A male given name.

are

are

See also: Are, -are, -aré, åre, aré, arë, āre, and ārē

English

Pronunciation

Stressed
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɑː(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɑɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)
  • Homophones: argh, r
Unstressed
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɚ/

Verb

are

  1. second-person singular simple present tense of be
    Mary, where are you going?
  2. first-person plural simple present tense of be
    We are not coming.
  3. second-person plural simple present tense of be
    Mary and John, are you listening?
  4. third-person plural simple present tense of be
    They are here somewhere.
  5. (East Yorkshire, Midlands) present tense of be
Synonyms
  • (second-person singular): (archaic) art (used with thou)
Translations

See also

Etymology 2

From Middle English ōr, from Old English ār (honor, worth, dignity, glory, respect, reverence, grace, favor, prosperity, benefit, help, mercy, pity, privilege), from Proto-Germanic *aizō (respect, honour), from *ais- (to honour, respect, revere). Cognate with Dutch eer (honour, credit), German Ehre (honour, glory), Latin erus (master, professor).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɑː(ɹ)/

Noun

are (uncountable)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) Grace, mercy.
    To bid God's are.
    God's are is what children of God seech and seek.
  2. (obsolete) Honor, dignity.
Usage notes

In the first sense, generally found in the phrase God's are, as inː to seek God's are or bid (for) God's are. Also found in expressions such asː "God's are be hard to find in our crazy, messed up world" and "for God's are some people might do some crazy ****, you know, like strap on a suicide vest, for example".

References

Etymology 3

From French are.

Pronunciation

Noun

are (plural ares)

  1. (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
Usage notes
  • Are is now rarely used except in its derivative hectare.
Synonyms
Derived terms
Translations

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: they · my · were · #36: are · their · one · so

Anagrams


Basque

Noun

are

  1. rake

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

are f (plural aren or ares)

  1. are, a unit of surface area

French

Etymology

Formed from Latin area, a piece of level ground.

Pronunciation

  • Homophone: art

Noun

are m (plural ares)

  1. An are

Related terms


Italian

Noun

are f pl

  1. plural of ara

Anagrams


Japanese

Romanization

are

  1. rōmaji reading of あれ

Latin

Verb

ārē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of āreō

References


Mapudungun

Noun

are (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. warmth, heat

References

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Norwegian

Etymology 1

Noun

are

  1. white-tailed eagle

Etymology 2

Perhaps from a Dutch Low Saxon [Term?] or German Low German [Term?] verb.

Verb

are

  1. To suit, fit

Old English

Noun 1

āre

  1. inflection of ār (honor, glory, grace):
    1. accusative singular
    2. genitive singular
    3. dative singular
    4. nominative plural accusative plural

Noun 2

āre

  1. dative singular of ār (messenger, herald; angel; missionary)

Old Frisian

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ausô.

Noun

are n

  1. ear

Declension

Descendants

  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum: uar
  • West Frisian: ear

Pali

Alternative forms

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection

are

  1. wow, woah
  2. yay

Derived terms


Portuguese

Etymology 1

Noun

are m (plural ares)

  1. (historical) are (unit of area)

Etymology 2

Verb

are

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of arar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of arar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of arar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of arar

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -are

Verb

are

  1. third-person singular present tense form of avea.

See also


Scots

Etymology

From Middle English are, from Old English ār (honor, worth, dignity, glory, respect, reverence, grace, favor, prosperity, benefit, help, mercy, pity, privilege), from Proto-Germanic *aizō (respect, honour), from *ais- (to honour, respect, revere). Cognate with Dutch eer (honour, credit), German Ehre (honour, glory), Latin erus (master, professor).

Noun

are (uncountable)

  1. Grace; mercy.

Spanish

Verb

are

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of arar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of arar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of arar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of arar.

Venetian

Noun

are

  1. plural of ara