the ancient Greek god of war, a son of Zeus and Hera, identified by the Romans with Mars. Unabridged


2 [air, ahr]
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

1810–20; < French < Latin ārea. See area Unabridged
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are1 (ɑː, (unstressed) ə)
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)
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]

Ares (ˈɛəriːz)
Greek myth Roman counterpart: Mars the god of war, born of Zeus and Hera

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Word Origin & History

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!").

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).

Gk. god of war, identified by Romans with their Mars; lit. "injurer, destroyer," from are "bane, ruin," probably cognate with O.E. yrre "ire," Skt. irasya "ill-will."
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Cultural Dictionary
Ares [(air-eez)]

[Roman name Mars]

The Greek and Roman god of war, brutal and bloodthirsty. He was the son of Zeus and Hera.

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ARES definition

A pictorial query language.
["A Query Manipulation System for Image Data Retrieval", T. Ichikawa et al, Proc IEEE Workshop Picture Data Description and Management, Aug 1980, pp. 61-67].

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