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 With three wine-growing regions, this area is home to the majority of Canada's vineyard acreage, and the province is Canada's largest producer of wine. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "COVID Grounded This Airline Pilot — so He's Using His Sommelier Skills to Host Virtual Wine Tastings," 26 Mar. 2021 The grassroots group Apache Stronghold filed suit to block the exchange of private land for U.S. Forest Service acreage to allow construction of the mine by Resolution Copper, which has promised to create hundreds of jobs with the venture. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, "Federal judge rejects Apache Stronghold bid to block Oak Flat land swap," 12 Feb. 2021 The community also offers acreage properties in its custom-home neighborhood, The Estates. Chron, "Find the right master-planned community for you (Sponsored)," 23 Jan. 2021 Zoning requests accounted for more than half the case requests in terms of acreage. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Allen’s next building boom: Projects with homes, stores and restaurants are underway," 25 Mar. 2021 That area is already zoned for housing, although the surrounding acreage is not under church ownership, including land held by Utah residential developer Perry Homes. The Salt Lake Tribune, "How a tiny Utah community fought off an LDS Church housing project and lost a temple," 28 Feb. 2021 Some companies currently offer about $15 a ton for sequestered carbon, which could lead to big results for farmers with a lot of acreage, but could be less appealing for small farmers or those who have trouble implementing regenerative practices. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, "5 things you need to know about what Biden’s plan for a carbon market means for farmers," 18 Jan. 2021 The acreage burned is more than double the previous record set two years ago. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: A confusing presidential health watch," 5 Oct. 2020 The Rule protects about 9 million acres in the Tongass, including the the majority of the region’s remaining productive old growth which amounts to a small percent of the total acreage safeguarded. Bjorn Dihle, Outdoor Life, "The Forest Service Announced it Will Axe Roadless Rule Protections in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest," 28 Sep. 2020

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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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20 Apr 2021

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“Acreage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of acreage

: land measured in acres


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

Kids Definition of acreage

: area in acres

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