hectare hec‧tare [ˈhektɑː, -teə ǁ -ter] noun [countable] FARMING
a unit for measuring area, equal to 10,000 square metres

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hectare UK US /ˈhekteər/ noun [C] MEASURES
a unit used for measuring land. One hectare is the same as 10,000 square metres: »

Farmers plan to earn an extra £30 per hectare by joining a basic environmental scheme.

hectares of sth »

Over the last decade, fires have claimed nearly one million hectares of forest land in Portugal.


a 3,200-hectare offshore chemical complex

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • hectare — [ ɛktar ] n. m. • 1795; de hect(o) et are ♦ Métrol. Unité de mesure agraire de superficie équivalant à cent ares ou dix mille mètres carrés. Exploitation agricole de cent hectares. Rendement à l hectare. Symb. ha . Un terrain de 100 ha. ● hectare …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hectare — 1810, from Fr. hectare a hundred ares, formed from Gk. hekaton hundred (see HECATOMB (Cf. hecatomb)) + L. area vacant piece of ground (see AREA (Cf. area)). A superficial measure containing 100 ares, coined by decree of the French National… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hectare — Hec tare , n. [F., fr. Gr. ? hundred + F. are an are.] A measure of area, or superficies, containing a hundred ares, or 10,000 square meters, and equivalent to 2.471 acres. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hectare — |è| s. m. Medida agrária de cem ares ou hectômetro quadrado …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • hectare — (abbrev.: ha) ► NOUN ▪ a metric unit of square measure, equal to 10,000 square metres (2.471 acres). DERIVATIVES hectarage noun. ORIGIN from Greek hekaton hundred + Latin area piece of level ground …   English terms dictionary

  • hectare — [hek′ter΄] n. [Fr: see HECTO & ARE2] one hundred ares or 10,000 square meters or 0.01 square kilometer (11,959.9 square yards or 2.471 acres): abbrev. ha …   English World dictionary

  • Hectare — Comparison of Area units Unit SI 1 ca 1 m2 1 a 100 m2 1 ha 10,000 m2 100 ha 1 km2 non SI comparisons non SI metric 0.3861 sq mi 1 km2 …   Wikipedia

  • Hectare — L’hectare (symbole : ha) est la surface d’un carré de 100 mètres de côté, qui est équivalent à 10 000 mètres carrés ; l hectare est donc un multiple de l’unité are (mesure de superficie). C’est une unité en dehors du système… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hectare — /hek tair/, n. a unit of surface, or land, measure equal to 100 ares, or 10,000 square meters: equivalent to 2.471 acres. Abbr.: ha Also, hektare. [1800 10; < F; see HECT , ARE2] * * * ▪ unit of measurement       unit of area in the metric system …   Universalium

  • hectare — The most commonly used measure of agricultural lands in the metric system. A hectare equals 10,000 square meters (or 2.471 acres). Hectare is the measure used in most of the world outside the United States. To convert hectares to acres, multiply… …   Combined glossary of agriculture

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