The Alternative English Dictionary: are

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etymology 1 From Middle English aren, from Old English earun, earon, reinforced by Old Norse plural forms in (displacing alternative Old English sind and bēoþ), from Proto-Germanic *arun, from the third person plural preterite indicative form of *iraną, from Proto-Indo-European *er-, *or(w)-. Cognate with Old Norse erun, Old English eart. More at art. pronunciation Stressed
  • (UK) /ɑː(ɹ)/
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  • (US) /ɑɹ/
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  • (UK) /ə(ɹ)/
  • (US) /ɚ/
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verb: {{head}}
  1. form of second-person singular simple present tense Mary, where are you going?
  2. form of first-person plural simple present tense We are not coming.
  3. form of second-person plural simple present tense Mary and John, are you listening?
  4. form of third-person plural simple present tense They are here somewhere.
Synonyms: (second-person singular) (archaic) art (used with thou)
etymology 2 From French are.
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  1. (rare) An accepted (but deprecate and rarely used) SI unit of area equal to 100 square metre, or a former unit of approximately the same extent. Symbol: a
  • Are is now rarely used except in its derivative hectare.
Synonyms: (SI unit) (rare) square decametre
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  • ear
  • era, ERA
  • Rae

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