area unit
Noun

A system of units used to measure areas (synset 113621647)
hypernym: unit, unit of measurement  any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchangehyponym:
 sq in, square inch  a unit of area equal to one inch by one inch square
 sq ft, square foot  a unit of area equal to one foot by one foot square
 sq yd, square yard  a unit of area equal to one yard by one yard square
 centare, square meter, square metre  a centare is 1/100th of an are
 square mile  an area of 640 acres
 quarter section  a land unit equal to a quarter of a section (160 acres) and measuring 1/2 mile on a side
 acre  a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in Englishspeaking countries
 ar, are  a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters
 hectare  (abbreviated `ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters)
 arpent  a former French unit of area; equal approximately to an acre
 b, barn  (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter
 dessiatine  a former Russian unit of area equal to 2.7 acres
 morgen  a South African unit of measure equal to about 2 acres
 perch, pole, rod  a square rod of land
 em, em quad, mutton quad  a quad with a square body
 agate line, line  space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
 column inch, inch  a unit of measurement for advertising space
synonym: square measure
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