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Are appears in many tongue twisters:

  • My back black brake blocks are broken.
  • Casual clothes are provisional for leisurely trips across Asia.
  • In pine tar is. In oak none is. In mud eels are. In clay none is.
    (If read fast, it sounds like gibberish.)
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Are appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Quizotic knights' wives are found on jumpy old zebras. (44 letters)
  • Jim quickly realized that the beautiful gowns are expensive. (51 letters)
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Are appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Oh, cameras are macho.
  • Trades are erased art.
  • So, camera solos are MacOS?
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Are is sometimes a misspelling of air, and, area, ere, eye, fire, or, our or at.

The word are is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

Definition of the noun are

What does are mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ares

  1. a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters
    • examples: You are in my way. | No I'm not; you are! | America is a lovely place to be, if you are here to earn money. | Every person who is alone is alone because they are afraid of others. | I am a flawed person, but these are flaws that can easily be fixed. | I hate it when there are a lot of people. | "To tell you the truth, I am scared of heights." "You are a coward!" | People from Madrid are weird. | I don't care what your names are. Once this job's over, I'm out of here. | We don't see things as they are, but as we are.
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of are: ar
    • more generic terms: area unit / square measure = a system of units used to measure areas
    • part of: hectare = a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares

Alternative definition of the noun are


  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'


  1. Are a.k.a. The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. In 2013, the UAE's total population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates from around the world.
  2. Are a.k.a. Åre is a locality and one of the leading Scandinavian ski resorts situated in Åre Municipality, Jämtland County, Sweden with 1,417 inhabitants in 2010. It is however, not the seat of the municipality, which is Järpen. 25% of the municipal industry is based on tourism, most notably the downhill skiing and biking resorts in Åre and Storlien. The growth in tourism has resulted in the development of hotels, recreational and shopping opportunities in the area.
  3. Are a.k.a. Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport: Antonio Juarbe Pol Airport is a public use airport located three nautical miles of the central business district of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It is owned by the Puerto Rico Ports Authority. This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport.

There are other places with in their name, like Are..., Are Parish, are'eta subregion, We Are Our Mountains.


  1. Are is a fictional character from 2010 action film Valhalla Rising.
  2. Are is a fictional character from the 2005 film Brownies.

There are other characters with in their name, like Are....


  1. "aRe" is a musical album of Wim Mertens.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  2. "Are" a.k.a. "Åre" is a musical album of Bukkene Bruse.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  3. "Are" is a musical album of Toucan Uke.
    • released on
  4. "Are" is a composition.
  5. "Are" a.k.a. "Yes" is a 2010 single by Sirvan Khosravi.
    • read more about Yes


  1. Are a.k.a. Xetá Language: Xetá is an extinct tupi-guarani language of Brazil.
    • also known as Seta, Cheta, Sheta, Aré, Xeta language
  2. Are is an human language.
    • also known as Ade Bhasha, Arrey, Arya, Kalika Arya Bhasha, Aray
  3. Are a.k.a. Arrarnta, Western Language is an human language.
    • also known as Arunta, Aranda

Phrases with Are

Phrases starting with the word Are:

  1. Are Druryi
  2. Are You Ok
  3. Are You Deaf
  4. Are Marginata
  5. Are You Single
  6. Are You Married

Phrases ending with the word Are:

  1. 'are'are
  2. There Are
  3. Chances Are
  4. Species Are
  5. Here You Are
  6. There You Are
  7. Subspecies Are

Other phrases containing the word Are:

  1. How Are You
  2. Who Are You
  3. How Are You?
  4. Where Are We
  5. Gloves Are Off
  6. How Old Are You
  7. You Are Welcome

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Are

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Google previewThe Synonymous, Etymological and Pronouncing. English Dictionary; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals ..... Ectracted from the Laubours of the Late Samuel Johnson (etc.) (1805)

The following are irregularly formed in most languages: Pos. Comp. Sup. Pos. Comp. Sup. Good better best Little less least Bad, ill, evil worse WOTSt Much or many more IIlQ3t Note. Double comparatives and superlatives are grammatical ...

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Quotes about Are

We are suffering from too much sarcasm. (Marianne Moore)
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Scrabble value of A1R1E1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ARE

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