noun \ˈā-kər\

: a measure of land area in the U.S. and Britain that equals 4,840 square yards (about 4,047 square meters)

Full Definition of ACRE

a archaic :  a field especially of arable land or pastureland
b plural :  lands, estate
:  any of various units of area; specifically :  a unit in the United States and England equal to 43,560 square feet (4047 square meters) — see weight table
:  a broad expanse or great quantity <acres of free publicity>

Examples of ACRE

  1. The house sits on two acres of land.
  2. They own hundreds of acres of farmland.

Origin of ACRE

Middle English, from Old English æcer; akin to Old High German ackar field, Latin ager, Greek agros, and perhaps to Latin agere to drive — more at agent
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain


geographical name \ˈä-krē, -(ˌ)krā\

Definition of ACRE

state W Brazil bordering on Peru & Bolivia Rio Branco area 59,343 square miles (153,698 square kilometers), pop 557,526


geographical name \ˈä-kər, ˈā-kər, ˈä-krə\

Definition of ACRE

city & port NW Israel N of Mt. Carmel pop 37,400

Variants of ACRE

Acre or Hebrew ʽAk·ko or Old Testament Ac·cho \ˈä-kō, ˈā-\ or New Testament Ptol·e·ma·ïs \ˌtä-lə-ˈmā-əs\


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