are

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See also: Are, -are, -aré, åre, aré, arë, āre, and ārē

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English aren, from Old English earun, earon (are), reinforced by Old Norse plural forms in er- (displacing alternative Old English sind and bēoþ), from Proto-Germanic *arun ((they) are), from Proto-Germanic *esi/*izi (a form of Proto-Germanic *wesaną (to be)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti (is). Cognate with Old Norse erun ("(they) are"; > Icelandic eru ((they) are), Swedish är ((they) are), Danish er ((they) are)), Old English eart ((thou) art). More at art.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

are

  1. second-person singular simple present tense of be
    Mary, where are you going?
  2. first-person plural simple present tense of be
    We are not coming.
  3. second-person plural simple present tense of be
    Mary and John, are you listening?
  4. third-person plural simple present tense of be
    They are here somewhere.
  5. (East Yorkshire, Midlands) present tense of be
Synonyms[edit]
  • (second-person singular): (archaic) art (used with thou)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English ōr, from Old English ār (honor, worth, dignity, glory, respect, reverence, grace, favor, prosperity, benefit, help, mercy, pity, privilege), from Proto-Germanic *aizō (respect, honour), from *ais- (to honour, respect, revere). Cognate with Dutch eer (honour, credit), German Ehre (honour, glory), Latin erus (master, professor).

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Noun[edit]

are (uncountable)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) Grace, mercy.
    To bid God's are.
    God's are is what children of God seech and seek.
  2. (obsolete) Honor, dignity.
Usage notes[edit]

In the first sense, generally found in the phrase God's are, as inː to seek God's are or bid (for) God's are. Also found in expressions such asː "God's are be hard to find in our crazy, messed up world" and "for God's are some people might do some crazy shit, you know, like strap on a suicide vest, for example".

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Etymology 3[edit]

From French are.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

are (plural ares)

  1. (rare) An accepted (but deprecated and rarely used) SI unit of area equal to 100 square metres, or a former unit of approximately the same extent. Symbol: a
Usage notes[edit]
  • Are is now rarely used except in its derivative hectare.
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Further reading[edit]

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

are

  1. rake

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

are f (plural aren or ares)

  1. are, a unit of surface area

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formed from Latin area, a piece of level ground.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Homophone: art

Noun[edit]

are m (plural ares)

  1. An are

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

are f pl

  1. plural of ara

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

are

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あれ

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ārē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of āreō

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Mapudungun[edit]

Noun[edit]

are (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. warmth, heat

References[edit]

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

are

  1. white-tailed eagle

Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps from a Dutch Low Saxon [Term?] or German Low German [Term?] verb.

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Verb[edit]

are

  1. To suit, fit

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun 1[edit]

āre

  1. inflection of ār (honor, glory, grace):
    1. accusative singular
    2. genitive singular
    3. dative singular
    4. nominative plural accusative plural

Noun 2[edit]

āre

  1. dative singular of ār (messenger, herald; angel; missionary)

Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ausô.

Noun[edit]

are n

  1. ear

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum: uar
  • West Frisian: ear

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection[edit]

are

  1. wow, woah
  2. yay

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

are m (plural ares)

  1. (historical) are (unit of area)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

are

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of arar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of arar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of arar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of arar

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cf. Latin habēret, habuerit. Compare Aromanian ari. See also Romanian ar, used in a periphrastic construction of the conditional.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

are

  1. third-person singular present tense form of avea.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English are, from Old English ār (honor, worth, dignity, glory, respect, reverence, grace, favor, prosperity, benefit, help, mercy, pity, privilege), from Proto-Germanic *aizō (respect, honour), from *ais- (to honour, respect, revere). Cognate with Dutch eer (honour, credit), German Ehre (honour, glory), Latin erus (master, professor).

Noun[edit]

are (uncountable)

  1. Grace; mercy.

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

are

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of arar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of arar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of arar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of arar.

Tagalog[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

are

  1. (Batangas) this, it
    Ano ga are?
    What is this?

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Manila, Standard Tagalog) ito
  • (Central Luzon) ere, ire

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Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

are

  1. plural of ara