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are1 / är/ • 2nd person singular present and 1st, 2nd, 3rd person plural present of be. are2 / är; e(ə)r/ • n. hist. a metric unit of measure, equal to 100 square meters (about 119.6 square yards).

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are are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? formal question put to those appearing before the Committee on UnAmerican Activities during the McCarthy campaign of 1950–4 against alleged Communists in the US government and other institutions; the allusive form are you now or have you ever been? derives from this.
are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin introduction to stories on Listen with Mother, BBC radio programme for small children, 1950–82.

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ARE activated reactive evaporation
• Admiralty Research Establishment
• Arab Republic of Egypt
• Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers

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are1 unit of square measure (100 sq. metres). XIX. — F. — L. ārea AREA.

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are2 see BE.

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