are
Pronunciation
Stressed
  • (RP) enPR: är, IPA: /ɑː(ɹ)/
  • (GA) enPR: ar, IPA: /ɑɹ/
  • (AU, New Zealand) enPR: är, IPA: /ɐː(ɹ)/
  • (now dialectal) IPA: /ɛə(ɹ)/, /ɛː(ɹ)/
  • (proscribed, rare, due to confusion with "our") IPA: /aʊɚ/, /aʊə/
Unstressed
Verb
  1. second-person singular simple present of be#English|be
    Mary, where are you going?
  2. first-person plural simple present of be#English|be
    We are not coming.
    • 2016, [https://web.archive.org/web/20170930001420/https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/lets-learn-english-lesson-5-where-are-you/3168971.html VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      Here we are!
  3. second-person plural simple present of be#English|be
    Mary and John, are you listening?
  4. third-person plural simple present of be#English|be
    They are here somewhere.
  5. (East Yorkshire, Midlands) present of be#English|be
Synonyms
  • (second-person singular) (archaic) art (used with thou)
Translations Translations Translations Translations Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɛə/, /ɛː/
  • (America) enPR: âr, IPA: /ɛəɹ/, /ɛɹ/
Noun

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.
Synonyms Translations
ARE
Noun

are (plural ares)

  1. Initialism of w:Advance copy



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