Definition of acre
Examples of acre in a Sentence
The house sits on two acres of land.
They own hundreds of acres of farmland.
Recent Examples of acre from the Web
Unlike the easily accessible Trump Tower in New York, the Bedminster club is cushioned by acres of private land, with Mr. Trump’s residence a mile away from the guard booth.
The Johnson's produce-picking property has 50 of their more than 300 acres planted in strawberries this year, including five strawberry varieties.
Environmental advocates argued President Barack Obama’s administration rightly walled off development in 11.8 million acres of the reserve home to caribou herds and polar bears -- and those protections shouldn’t be undone now.
Stephanie Brown, executive director of the Illinois Forestry Association, a group that represents 76,000 landowners who have property of at least 10 acres, said the program is a step in the right direction but covers only 37 counties.
On July 1, 1980, Congress authorized the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and allocated three acres on the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial for its construction.
A local investor paid $560,000 for 7 acres in the 1400 block of Industrial Parkway in Mobile County, just outside Saraland, according to Margie Baxter of M.J. Baxter & Associates, who handled the transaction.
The remaining federal lands of the monument are the 275,000 acres administered by the BLM and the subject of the environmental impact statement.
With 427 parks in Fairfax that make up a total of 23,400 acres of land and take in 17 million visitors per year, there aren’t enough resources for more aggressive monitoring, local officials say.
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Origin and Etymology 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
Definition of Acre
state in western Brazil bordering on Peru and Bolivia; capital Rio Branco area 59,343 square miles (153,698 square kilometers), population 733,559
ʽAkkoor Old Testament
Acchoplay \ˈä-kō, ˈā-\ or New Testament
Definition of Acre
city and port at the head of a bay on the Mediterranean Sea north of Mount Carmel in northwestern Israel population 37,400
ACRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acre for English Language Learners
: a measure of land area in the U.S. and Britain that equals 4,840 square yards (about 4,047 square meters)
ACRE Defined for Kids
Definition of acre for Students
: a measure of land area equal to 43,560 square feet (about 4047 square meters)
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