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are

2 [air, ahr]
noun
a measure of surface area; 1 are is equal to1/100 (0.01) of a hectare (100 square meters or 119.6 square yards). Abbreviation: a

Origin:
1810–20; < French < Latin ārea. See area

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are1 (ɑː, (unstressed) ə)
 
vb
the plural form of the present tense (indicative mood) of the verb `be' and the singular form used with you
 
[Old English aron, second person plural of bēon to be]

are2 (ɑː)
 
n
a a unit of area equal to 100 sq metres or 119.599 sq yards; one hundredth of a hectare
 
[C19: from French, from Latin ārea piece of level ground; see area]

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are
present pl. indicative of be, from O.E. earun (Mercian), aron (Northumbrian), see be. Also from O.N. cognates. In 17c., began to replace be, ben as first person plural present indicative in standard English. The only non-dialectal survival of be in this sense is the powers that
be. But in southwest England, we be (in Devonshire us be) remains non-standard idiom as a contradictory positive ("You people aren't speaking correct English." "Oh, yes we be!").

are
square unit of 10 meters on each side, 1819, from Fr., formed 1795 by decree of the French National Convention, from L. area "vacant piece of ground" (see area).
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Be
The symbol for the element beryllium.

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Be  
The symbol for beryllium.
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