acre·​age | \ˈā-k(ə-)rij \

Definition of acreage 

: area in acres : acres

Examples of acreage in a Sentence

A large portion of the park's acreage is forest.

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At the far end of the acreage Saturday, Tinley Park resident Peggy Smutny, was visiting with her golden doodle, Penny, and friend, Frankfort resident Kay Schultz. Dennis Sullivan, Daily Southtown, "Dog days of summer: Tinley Park district throws Beach Pawty at Canine Campus park," 9 July 2018 Adverse weather could end up having a greater impact on acreage than concerns about trade tariffs because soybeans can be planted later than corn. Shruti Singh,, "Blindsided by China Tariffs, American Farmers Suddenly Face Huge Decision," 5 Apr. 2018 Grazing is abundant on the acreage supporting the very last three animals still under my care on the farm that once supported 30 or more. Sue Wunder, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why won’t my animals listen to me?," 21 Mar. 2018 Properties fall into three categories: Agriculture use (10 or more contiguous acres or at least $2,000 in agricultural income on less acreage. Chicago Tribune,, "HEADLINE TEST," 14 Mar. 2018 RSP Permian, which holds 45,000 acres near Lilis — almost half of RSP’s total acreage — recently agreed to be acquired by Concho Resources for $8 billion. Jordan Blum, San Antonio Express-News, "Lilis may be an acquisition target," 13 July 2018 With Central Florida’s mounting appetite for new homes, builders head into 2018 searching further from the Orlando core market for affordable acreage with both entitlements and an address. Mary Shanklin,, "Builders vie for prime positions," 1 Dec. 2017 The acreage, near a Buc-cee’s convenience store, is six miles past the 4 million-square-foot Daikin Texas Technology Park. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Wolff Cos. bets on the U.S. 290 for its next development," 13 July 2018 That’s a bit below last year’s acreage to date — which included the beginning of California’s devastating fire season — but above the 10-year average of 2.3 million acres. Time, "Colorado Wildfire Destroys Over 100 Homes in Community Started by Magazine Publisher Malcolm Forbes," 3 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of acreage

: land measured in acres


acre·​age | \ˈā-kə-rij, ˈā-krij\

Kids Definition of acreage

: area in acres

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