or hek·tare

[ hek-tair ]
/ ˈhɛk tɛər /


a unit of surface, or land, measure equal to 100 ares, or 10,000 square meters: equivalent to 2.471 acres. Abbreviation: ha

Origin of hectare

From French, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at hect-, are2

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British Dictionary definitions for hectare

/ (ˈhɛktɑː) /


one hundred ares. 1 hectare is equivalent to 10 000 square metres or 2.471 acres Symbol: ha

Word Origin for hectare

C19: from French; see hecto-, are ²