• WordNet 3.6
    • n hectare (abbreviated `ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hectare A measure of area, or superficies, containing a hundred ares, or 10,000 square meters, and equivalent to 2.471 acres.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hectare In the metric system, a superficial measure equal to 100 ares, or 10,000 square meters, or 2.4711 acres.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hectare hek′tär a superficial measure=100 ares, 10,000 sq. metres, or nearly 2½ acres (2.471).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. Gr. hundred + F. are, an are
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr. hekaton, 100, L. area, area.


In literature:

Behind this miniature town there lay 1,500 hectares of meadow land, bounded by an embankment of lava.
"In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne
The cost of this is very variable, and floats between 2,500 and 5,000 francs per 100 hectares.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 430, March 29, 1884" by Various
The total area invaded was 135,000,000 hectares (about 337,500,000 acres).
"Argentina From A British Point Of View" by Various
The expense of cultivating a hectare of beets, according to Dombasle, is 354 francs.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Altogether more than a 1000 hectares have been planted and the various plantations are connected by well kept paths.
"A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State" by Marcus Dorman
It occupies a superficies of nine or ten hectares.
"Rouen, It's History and Monuments" by Théodore Licquet
How many hectares were planted in beets in the year 1828?
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
Adjoining the Cathedral, on the right, is the Episcopal Palace, which, with its dependencies, occupies a hectare or more of ground.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
The area of Moravia is 2,222,190 hectares.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Such a plant will work up 1,000 nuts a day, and handle in a year the output of a grove of 30 hectares.
"The Cocoanut" by William S. Lyon
The ordinary unit of land area is the Hectare (about 2-1/2 acres).
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
You will receive twenty francs a hectare!
"Six Women and the Invasion" by Gabrielle Yerta
This building alone occupied two hectares of space, and the gardens and ponds around it about twenty.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
They were surprised to learn the estate covered 15,000 hectares, and employed more than 400 tenants and laborers.
"The Radio Boys' Search for the Inca's Treasure" by Gerald Breckenridge
At present the Mennonite colony possesses nearly 30,000 hectares of land not yet brought under the plough.
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
In 1852, it had but 74,000 hectares.
"Man and Nature" by George P. Marsh
Above the reservoir a small plazuela of 1/2 hectare has been laid out with a space above it for a band-stand.
"ASCE 1193: The Water-Works and Sewerage of Monterrey, N. L., Mexico" by George Robert Graham Conway
The area of the plantations is estimated at 3000 hectares.
"The Balkan Peninsula" by Frank Fox
The cost of planting one hectare with cane is about L10.
"Argentina" by W. A. Hirst
In 1909 193,061 hectares (hectare = 2.47 acres) was under cultivation.
"The Amazing Argentine" by John Foster Fraser

In news:

A former mosquito-infested swamp occupying a 5,700-acre (2,300-hectare) spit of land on Florida's west coast, MacDill Air Force base is considered a sought-after posting in the US military.
Double-cropping systems have been suggested as a way to increase annual dry matter production per hectare, while simultaneously delivering environmental benefits.
The Afghan government destroyed more than twice as much of the opium crop than the year before, eradicating 9,600 hectares, the report said.
Pinzon is about seven square miles (1,812 hectares) in area, while Plaza Sur encompasses just 24 acres (9.6 hectares).
Pure Biofuels, Los Angeles CA, plans to lease 60,000 hectares (148,263 acres) near the city of Pucallpa in central Peru for the cultivation of palm oil.
7.2 million for the purchase and management of 127 hectares of critical wildlife habitat on the east shore of Columbia Lake.
Landowners have filed complaints accusing the FARC itself of seizing 807,000 hectares, either by forcing them to sell or driving them off with death threats.
Ukraine Winter Wheat Planting Drops to 6.32 Million Hectares.
Since then, Blackstone cut vacancies at the 33-acre (13-hectare) park to 1 percent from 9 percent.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada says the 17-hectare property west of Woodstock has belonged to the same family for 150 years.
On Friday, it announced it was doubling the size of the Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve to 1,240 hectares from 563 hectares.
The Hop Growers Union of the Czech Republic said last week that preliminary figures show a yield of about 0.95- 1.00 metric tons per hectare compared with the average of 1.11 metric tons per hectare.
The Hop Growers Union of the Czech Republic said Friday preliminary figures show a yield of about 0.95 - 1.00 metric tons per hectare compared with the average of 1.11 metric tons per hectare.
Mashatu is a 46,000 hectare reserve located in Eastern Botswana where the Shashe river and Limpopo river meet.
The 60-year-old farmer sees hectares of white lilies , spread across fields that slope gently from redwood forests to the Pacific Ocean.

In science:

San Polo is the smallest of the six sestieri of Venice, covering just 35 hectares along the Grand Canal.
Sestieri of Venice
Plots at least 0.2 hectares in area - Established prior to 1960 - Maintained at least until 1980 - Measurement history spanning at least 30 years, and - Plot site quality determined with variance not exceeding 0.1.
Effects of Selection Logging on Rainforest Productivity
The left map reproduces the number of hectares burnt from fire perimeters associated with each watershed.
A test for assessing independence between wildfire orientation and size
From 1984 forward with data availability at spatial resolution of 30 meters (Thematic Mapper and Enhanced Thematic Mapper era) MMU is 5 hectares, allowing to map a larger number of smaller fires than in the 1975–1983 era.
A test for assessing independence between wildfire orientation and size
Below an MMU of approximately 5 hectares the burnt area classification errors increase substantially, and given the very skewed nature of fire size distribution, the 5 hectares threshold ensures that over 90% of total area actually burned is mapped.
A test for assessing independence between wildfire orientation and size
These are mostly photons and electrons plus some fraction of high-energy muons and hadrons, spread out over an area of several hectares.
Cosmic Rays in the Energy Range of the Knee - Recent Results from KASCADE --