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Definition of are:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.


area, cu., argon, BMI, bushel, ar, cubic, acre, ct., carat, centigram, atomic number 18.

Usage examples:

  • I know what you are.

    - "The Maids of Paradise", Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers.
  • Oh, well, what if we are!

    - "The Pursuit of the House-Boat", John Kendrick Bangs.
  • You are right, signor.

    - "The Amulet", Hendrik Conscience.