Definition of acre
- acres of free publicity
The house sits on two acres of land.
They own hundreds of acres of farmland.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: a measure of land area in the U.S. and Britain that equals 4,840 square yards (about 4,047 square meters)
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