acre·​age | \ ˈā-k(ə-)rij How to pronounce acreage (audio) \

Definition of acreage

: 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 The decision to cancel lease sales for two regions in the Gulf of Mexico and one off the coast of Alaska leaves oil-and-gas companies facing a blackout period of unknown length for access to new drilling spots in valuable offshore acreage. Katy Stech Ferek And Timothy Puko, WSJ, 12 May 2022 There has also been a decline in acreage set aside through the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program which is another reservoir of plants that are suitable to supply bee forage (see graph below). Steven Savage, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 The six-bedroom, 7,558 square foot home checks in just a bit larger in square footage, but smaller in total acreage than former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox’s 4,458 square foot, 17.3-acre Adairseville farm, which the Braves icon sold in 2021. Avery Newmark, ajc, 23 Mar. 2022 As land prices rose, some vineyard owners sold their parcels to housing or commercial developers, resulting in a decrease in overall grape acreage. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Mar. 2022 Medellín-Azuara and colleagues from UC Merced, UC Davis and the Public Policy Institute of California estimated changes in the acreage of irrigated farmlands last year as compared to 2018. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2022 The Sunflower State follows Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Indiana and Missouri in soybean acreage. Arkansas Online, 16 July 2021 Through a collaboration of agricultural interests and county officials, the 100,000 acres goal was determined to be the minimum acreage needed to maintain a viable agricultural base in Carroll County. Madison Bateman, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2022 The Athletics are the last of a triumvirate that once cohabited the vast concrete acreage alongside Interstate 880 in Oakland. New York Times, 15 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of acreage

circa 1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acreage

acre + -age

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“Acreage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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acre·​age | \ ˈā-kə-rij How to pronounce acreage (audio) , ˈā-krij \

Kids Definition of acreage

: area in acres

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