a measure of surface area; 1 are is equal to1/100 (0.01) of a hectare (100 square meters or 119.6 square yards).
the plural form of the present tense (indicative mood) of the verb `be’ and the singular form used with you
a unit of area equal to 100 sq metres or 119.599 sq yards; one hundredth of a hectare a
present plural indicative of be (q.v.), from Old English earun (Mercian), aron (Northumbrian). Also from Old Norse cognates. In 17c., began to replace be, ben as first person plural present indicative in standard English. The only non-dialectal survival of be in this sense is the powers that be. But in southwest England, we be (in Devonshire us be) remains non-standard idiom as a contradictory positive (“You people aren’t speaking correct English.” “Oh, yes we be!”).
square unit of 10 meters on each side, 1819, from French, formed 1795 by decree of the French National Convention, from Latin area “vacant piece of ground” (see area).
any particular extent of space or surface; part: the dark areas in the painting; the dusty area of the room. a geographical region; tract: the Chicago area; the unsettled areas along the frontier. any section reserved for a specific function: the business area of a town; the dining area of a house. extent, range, or […]
- Area 51
noun a US Air Force base in southern Nevada, rumored to be where the US government hides alien visitors Examples The intense secrecy surrounding Area 51, the very existence of which the US Government barely acknowledges, has led it to become the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and UFO folklore.
- Area bombing
aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped over the general area of a target.
- Area code
a three-digit code that identifies one of the telephone areas into which the U.S. and certain other countries are divided and that precedes the local telephone number when dialing a call between areas. Contemporary Examples This is an idea that is supported by virtually every American who does not live in the 202 area code. […]