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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Additionally, cheaper acreage and improved crude transportation have made the area more attractive than some other major shale fields. Stephanie Yang, WSJ, "The Hottest Oil Trade Is No Longer in Texas," 9 Oct. 2018 But there’s more here than a celebration of Midwestern acreage and hardy farm folk. Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, "Taproot Theatre’s ‘Sweet Land’ features an appealing romance set amid xenophobia," 31 July 2018 With spring finally making a proper appearance, visitors explored the farm's lush acreage and historic structures. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Suffield Girl Scouts Celebrate Earth Day At Hilltop Farm," 2 May 2018 Board members said that while the assets of the Park District — things such as community centers, park acreage and trails — have increased about 223 percent since 2002, the operating budget to take care of those things has not grown with it. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Fox Valley Park District tax hike on Tuesday ballot," 16 Mar. 2018 The couple found a quiet lot in Vestavia Hills, close to the conveniences of city life, yet with enough acreage and privacy that their children and dogs could have room to run and play. Birmingham Magazine,, "See inside this family's modern farmhouse," 15 Feb. 2018 In addition to her new humans, Cathleen will also have three doggy playmates, some chicken friends and plenty of space to run, as the family has fenced acreage and a doggy door with a fenced-in area. Mallorie Sullivan,, "She walked 40 miles to find the family that couldn't keep her. Now, she's found a forever home.," 12 Jan. 2018 As a result, timber harvested from federal lands has declined 80%, while acreage destroyed by fire has increased proportionally. Tom Mcclintock, WSJ, "Only Good Management Can Prevent Forest Fires," 17 Dec. 2018 Soybeans, shorter and bushier, began decades ago as a niche crop raised on less acreage but came to rival corn in recent years because of growing demand from China. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Tariffs May Crown Corn King Again," 28 Oct. 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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