Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.
Are is a genus of moths in the family Arctiidae. The type (and only current assigned) species is Are druryi, which is found on Jamaica. This species was described by Dru Drury in 1773 under the name Phalaena marginata, but this name is preoccupied by Phalaena marginata Linnaeus, 1758 and a new specific epithet, honouring Drury, was assigned in 1986.
Are is a historical surname from the Western Regions (Xiyu) as described in Chinese history. The Biographies of the Huigu from the Old Book of Tang stated:
The surname no longer exists in modern times.
Are, ARE or Åre may refer to:
- United Arab Emirates using ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country code
- The second-person singular and plural forms of the verb " to be", copula of the English language
- Are (unit), a metric system unit of area equal to 100 m
- AIRES, ICAO airline code
Åre Municipality, a municipality in Sweden
- Åre (ski area) in Sweden
Are Parish, a municipality in Pärnu County, Estonia
- Are, Estonia, a small borough in Are Parish
- Are, Saare County, village in Pöide Parish, Saare County, Estonia
- Are language, a language from Papua New Guinea
- Are languages, a subgroup of the Are-Taupota languages
- Dirk van Are, bishop and lord of Utrecht in the 13th century
- Are (moth), a genus of moth
- Are (surname), a Kyrgyz surname recorded in Chinese history
n. a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters [syn: ar]
v. have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
be identical to; be someone or something; "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house"
occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?" [syn: exist]
happen, occur, take place; "I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house"; "There were two hundred people at his funeral"; "There was a lot of noise in the kitchen"
form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army" [syn: constitute, represent, make up, comprise]
work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher" [syn: follow]
spend or use time; "I may be an hour"
have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war" [syn: live]
to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form; "let her be"
be priced at; "These shoes cost $100" [syn: cost]
Etymology 1 vb. 1 (form of second-person singular simple present tense be English) 2 (form of first-person plural simple present tense be English) 3 (form of second-person plural simple present tense be English) 4 (form of third-person plural simple present tense be English) Etymology 2
n. (context rare English) 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'''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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).
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Are \Are\ [AS. (Northumbrian) aron, akin to the 1st pers. pl. forms, Icel. erum, Goth. sijum, L. sumus, Gr. ?, Skr. smas; all from a root as. ? See Am and Is, and cf. Be.] The present indicative the substantive verb to be; but etymologically a different word from be, or was. Am, art, are, and is, all come from the root as.
Are \Are\, n. [F., fr. L. area. See Area.] (Metric system) The unit of superficial measure, being a square of which each side is ten meters in length; 100 square meters, or about 119.6 square yards.
Usage examples of "are".
They all shuffle, all these strange lonely children of God, these mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives whose noisy aberrations are safely muffled now by drugs.
Moreover, thou sayest it that the champions of the Dry Tree, who would think but little of an earl for a leader, are eager to follow me: and if thou still doubt what this may mean, abide, till in two days or three thou see me before the foeman.
The daylight trees of July are signs of common beauty, common freshness, and a mystery familiar and abiding as night and day.
For if invocations, conjurations, fumigations and adorations are used, then an open pact is formed with the devil, even if there has been no surrender of body and soul together with explicit abjuration of the Faith either wholly or in part.
We are willing to absolve you from them provided that first, with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, in our presence you abjure, curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and every other error and heresy contrary to the Catholic and Apostolic Church in the manner and form we will prescribe to you.
But if they refuse to abjure, they are to be handed over to the secular Court for punishment.
And since according to those same canonical institutions all such are to be condemned as heretics, but you holding to wiser counsel and returning to the bosom of our Holy Mother the Church have abjured, as we have said, all vile heresy, therefore we absolve you from the sentence of excommunication by which you were deservedly bound as one hateful to the Church of God.
Her thoughts are like the lotus Abloom by sacred streams Beneath the temple arches Where Quiet sits and dreams.
But your far song, my faint one, what are they, And what their dance and faery thoughts and ours, Or night abloom with splendid stars and pale?
Church of England or of Rome as the medium of those superior ablutions described above, only that I think the Unitarian Church, like the Lyceum, as yet an open and uncommitted organ, free to admit the ministrations of any inspired man that shall pass by: whilst the other churches are committed and will exclude him.
We are also aided by chemistry in determining the exact abnormal condition of the kidneys by the detection of albumen, sugar, etc.
The results are abnormally developed brains, delicate forms, sensitive nerves and shortened lives.
It is useful in those diseases in which the fluids of the body are abnormally acid, as in rheumatism.
Children who at the babbling stage are not exposed to the sounds of actual speech may not develop the ability to speak later, or do so to an abnormally limited extent.
Harry, is that if the orders were lying about for all to see, with sailors being the gossips they are then the men aboard any ship in the harbour would soon be appraised of their contents.