- The present indicative plural of 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.
- (n.) 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.
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Definitions of: EAR
- (n.) The organ of hearing; the external ear.
- (n.) The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; -- in the singular only.
- (n.) That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; any prominence or projection on an object, -- usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. See Illust. of Bell.
- (n.) Same as Acroterium.
- (n.) Same as Crossette.
- (n.) Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.
- (n.) The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels.
- (v. i.) To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.
- (v. t.) To take in with the ears; to hear.
- (v. t.) To plow or till; to cultivate.
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- (n.) A fixed point of time, usually an epoch, from which a series of years is reckoned.
- (n.) A period of time reckoned from some particular date or epoch; a succession of years dating from some important event; as, the era of Alexander; the era of Christ, or the Christian era (see under Christian).
- (n.) A period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch.