contraction of are not.
contraction of am not (used interrogatively).
(informal, mainly Brit) (used in interrogative sentences) am not
1794, contraction of are not, originally written are’n’t and generally so into early 19c.
If “ain’t I?” is objected to, surely “aren’t I?” is very much worse. [Lady Grove, “The Social Fetich,” 1907]
the observation and study of the planet Mars. noun the scientific study of the planet Mars Word Origin Greek Ares ‘Mars’
a measure of surface area; 1 are is equal to1/100 (0.01) of a hectare (100 square meters or 119.6 square yards). Abbreviation: a. verb the plural form of the present tense (indicative mood) of the verb `be’ and the singular form used with you noun a unit of area equal to 100 sq metres or […]
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.