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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In addition, an increase in online classes has reduced the acreage the school needs. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Controversial 300-home subdivision proposed for university campus," 15 Sep. 2019 EQT’s deal for Rice was largely motivated by the idea of drilling supersize wells beneath the two companies’ contiguous acreage in the Marcellus Shale in the eastern U.S., one of the largest gas fields in the world. Christopher M. Matthews, WSJ, "Rice Brothers Win Control of EQT," 10 July 2019 The water district seeks the extra acreage in part because its agreement with Spangler Peak Ranch to dispose of 100 acre feet of plant effluent as recycled water expires Sept. 31. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Water district eyes eminent domain for sprayfields," 20 June 2019 Licensed hemp acreage in Oregon, which has an ideal climate for growing the crop, has increased six-fold since last year, earning Oregon the No. Washington Post, "Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry ‘mess’," 15 June 2019 Licensed hemp acreage in Oregon, which has an ideal climate for growing the crop, has increased six-fold since last year, earning Oregon the No. Gillian Flaccus,, "Good hemp seed or ‘garbage’? Growers say standards needed," 14 June 2019 But city officials recently began exploring a lease extension with Campland that would let the company take over much of the mobile home park acreage in exchange for making significant upgrades there. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Proposed Campland expansion revives Mission Bay Park land battle," 7 June 2019 The largest wildfire by acreage in California history was sparked by a hot fragment from a property owner hammering a metal stake in the ground, the state fire protection agency said Thursday. NBC News, "Hammer spark caused largest wildland fire in California history, investigators say," 7 June 2019 Wildfires have been destroying property and acreage in the state since November 8, when three destructive fires broke out. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Queen Elizabeth Sent a Message of Support for Meghan Markle's Home State of California," 17 Nov. 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 How to pronounce acreage (audio) , ˈā-krij\

Kids Definition of acreage

: area in acres

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