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{{11}}are (n.) square unit of 10 meters on each side, 1819, from French, formed 1795 by decree of the French National Convention, from L. area "vacant piece of ground" (see AREA (Cf. area)).
{{12}}are (v.) present plural indicative of BE (Cf. be) (q.v.), from O.E. 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!").

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