acreage

noun

acre·​age ˈā-k(ə-)rij How to pronounce acreage (audio)
: area in acres : acres

Examples of acreage in a Sentence

A large portion of the park's acreage is forest.
Recent Examples on the Web Crooked Fence recently moved its brewery from Garden City to its Eagle location along Idaho 16, an acreage formerly (and still informally) known as Crooked Flats. James Patrick Kelly, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Thanks to the vast acreage of Loch Lloyd, the options are only as limited as your imagination. Kansas City Star, 25 Jan. 2024 At first glance, the total acreage devoted to screens inside the Nautilus is a little overwhelming Critical information includes typical gauge cluster stuff, like speed, gear selection, and driver-assist features. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 22 Jan. 2024 Under the latest plan, The Conservation Fund, an environmental nonprofit with nationwide reach, has struck a deal to purchase the acreage. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 22 Jan. 2024 Managing the acreage may not appeal to some buyers. Alicia Napierkowski, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2024 The entire acreage can be purchased for $31 million, or 320 acres, which includes the residence, can be had for $17.5 million, with another 171 acres of conservation easement available for $18.5 million. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 10 Jan. 2024 To help crack that conundrum, Woods Bagot inventories all the surface parking lots big enough for new construction, then figures out how best to use all that extra acreage for housing. Curbed, 29 Nov. 2023 Jeffrey Godley and James Ayer bought the 1,772-acre Moselle Farm in March for $3.9 million and have decided to unload the farmhouse and a fraction of the surrounding acreage. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 21 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

acre + -age

First Known Use

circa 1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acreage was circa 1784

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“Acreage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acreage. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

acreage

noun
acre·​age ˈā-k(ə-)rij How to pronounce acreage (audio)
: area in acres

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