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acre

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noun \ˈā-kər\

Simple Definition of acre

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of acre

  1. 1 a archaic :  a field especially of arable land or pastureland b plural :  lands, estate

  2. 2 :  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

  3. 3 :  a broad expanse or great quantity <acres of free publicity>

Examples of acre in a sentence

  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


Acre

geographical name \ˈä-krē, -(ˌ)krā\

Definition of Acre

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




Acre

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

Definition of Acre

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



Variants of acre

or Hebrew ʽAkko or Old Testament Accho play \ˈä-kō, ˈā-\ or New Testament Ptolemaïs play \ˌtä-lə-ˈmā-əs\

ACRE Defined for Kids

acre

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noun \ˈā-kər\

Definition of acre for Students

  1. :  a measure of land area equal to 43,560 square feet (about 4047 square meters)





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