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.

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The state’s chain of barrier islands remains largely undeveloped, with vast acreage under federal and state protection. R.j. Rico, The Seattle Times, "Lawmakers seek firmer stance against drilling off Georgia," 11 Feb. 2018 Total acreage used for growing avocados decreased from 17,741 in 2016 to 15,003 last year. J. Harry Jones,, "Farming remains big part of county's economy," 5 July 2018 Opt for shams instead and keep the larger bed acreage neutral. Lauren Hubbard, ELLE Decor, "The Best Bed Linens for Every Design Style," 18 Sep. 2018 After that time, if the landowners want the acreage to be returned to farming, that should still be possible once soil amendments were added, under the terms of the lease approved Monday by the board. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "State board OKs Kittitas County solar farm; final decision up to Inslee," 18 July 2018 Before a final investment decision on any energy field is made, companies must scrutinize the state's overall investment climate, in other words, taxes, regulatory challenges and access to acreage. Bill Corbus, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s current oil tax and royalty rates are fair. The Legislature shouldn’t change them.," 25 Mar. 2018 But ambitions to increase the acreage of the state forest system and to bolster efforts to help private timberland owners to sustainably manage their land have been hampered by a shrinking budget. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "Can cutting trees be good for Indiana forests? Or is it just about timber profits?," 11 Feb. 2018 This factors in both the number of national parks per capita and the acreage of the national parks per capita. Stephen Koff,, "Ohio is way down the list of states affected by the government shutdown," 22 Jan. 2018 Its tight play—the entire course covers only about one-third the acreage of Augusta—and treacherous bunkers set up perfectly for his brand of consistent play and crafty shot shaping. Harry Hurt, Town & Country, "T&C Profile: Luke Donald," 8 Apr. 2014

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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 How to pronounce acreage (audio) , ˈā-krij\

Kids Definition of acreage

: area in acres

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