AskDefine | Define vara

Dictionary Definition

vara n : a Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

vara
  1. a unit of length.

Catalan

Noun

vara

Faroese

Verb

vara
  1. to take, to last, to require (about time)

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: va·ra
  • lang=fi|['vɑrɑ]

Noun

  1. (only in singular) Room, margin; allowance.

Usage notes

  • In the senses "room"/"margin"/"allowance" this noun is used only in singular — the plural varat means "resources"/"reserves"/"stocks"/"funds"/"means"/"assets".

Derived terms

Icelandic

Etymology 1

Old Norse

Noun

vara

Etymology 2

Old Norse

Verb

vara
  1. to beware

Italian

Adjective

vara
  1. feminine form of varo

Latvian

Noun

vara

Portuguese

Noun

vara
  1. a unit of length.

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • /'va.ra/

Noun

  1. the summer

Spanish

Etymology

Latin vara

Noun

  1. a stick or pole or rod
  2. a staff of office.
  3. (obsolete) A unit of length, about 0.836 metre. Half a braza.

Derived terms

Swedish

Pronunciation

Verb

vara
  1. to be

Conjugation

Verb

vara
  1. To ooze pus

Conjugation

Verb

vara
  1. To last

Conjugation

(No passive form)

Synonyms

Noun

vara
  1. Something which is bought and sold; a ware

Conjugation

Extensive Definition

Vara or VARA may refer to:

Places

Other

vara in German: Vara
vara in Italian: Vara
vara in Dutch: Vara
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