What does are mean?

Definitions for are
ɑr; unstressed ərare

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word are.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. are, ar(noun)

    a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters

Webster Dictionary

  1. Are

    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. Are(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [F., fr. L. area. See Area.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Are

    ar, n. the unit of the French land measure, containing 100 sq. metres = 119.6 English sq. yards. [Fr.—L. area.]

  2. Are

    är, the plural of the present indicative of the verb To be. [Old Northumbrian aron, of Scand. origin. This form ousted the older A.S. sind, sindon. Both are cog. with Sans. s-anti, Gr. eis-in, L. sunt, Ger. s-ind.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. are

    The archaism for oar (which see). A measure of land in France containing 100 square metres.

Editors Contribution

  1. are

    A specific location.

    The manager did ask where are the crew, we explained they were all working on live projects.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 25, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. ARE

    What does ARE stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the ARE acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'are' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #22

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'are' in Written Corpus Frequency: #38

How to pronounce are?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say are in sign language?

  1. are


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of are in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of are in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Images & Illustrations of are

  1. areareareareare

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for are

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for are »


Find a translation for the are definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these are definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"are." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 30 Mar. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/are>.

Are we missing a good definition for are? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for are:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.