from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin-American unit of linear measure varying from about 81 to 109 centimeters (32 to 43 inches).
- n. A square vara.
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- n. a unit of length, a yard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Spanish measure of length equal to about one yard. The vara now in use equals 33.385 inches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Spanish-American linear measure. In Texas the vara is regarded as equal to 33⅓ English inches; in California, by common consent, it is taken to be exactly 33 English inches. In Mexico it is 32.9927 inches.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities
Spanish and Portuguese, rod, both from Latin vāra, forked pole, from vārus, bent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)