|Are (Are) (#).
[AS. (Northumbrian) aron, akin to the 1st pers. pl. forms, Icel. erum, Goth. sijum, L. sumus, Gr. ¿, Skr. smas; all from a root as. ¿ 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 (Are) (#), n.
[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.
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