- The definition of an acre is a unit of measure that is equal to 43,560 square feet or a square which measures 208.71 feet by 208.71 feet.
A standard National Football League field not including the end zones is an example of something that is just over an acre.
- a unit of land area in the FPS system, equal to 4,840 square yards or 160 square rods (0.4047 hectare or 4,046.8564 square meters): abbrev. ac
- specific holdings in land; lands
- Informal a large quantity
- Obsolete field
Origin of acreMiddle English ; from Old English æcer, field (akin to Gothic akrs, German acker, Classical Latin ager) ; from Indo-European an unverified form aĝros (from source Classical Greek agros), field, literally , place to which cattle are driven ; from base an unverified form a-: see act
- A unit of area in the US Customary System, used in land and sea floor measurement and equal to 160 square rods, 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. See Table at measurement.
- a. acres Property in the form of land; estate.b. Archaic A field or plot of arable land.
- often acres A wide expanse, as of land or other matter: “acres of textureless carpeting” (Anne Tyler).
Origin of acreMiddle English aker, field, acre, from Old English æcer; see agro- in Indo-European roots.
- A unit of surface area (symbol a. or ac.), originally as much as a yoke of oxen could plough in a day; later defined as an area 1 chain (22 yd) by 1 furlong (220 yd), or 4,840 square yards. Equivalent to about 4,046.86 square metres.
- (in the plural, informal) A large amount (of area).
- I like my new house - there’s acres of space!
From Middle English acre, aker, from Old English æcer (“a field, land, that which is sown, sown land, cultivated land; a definite quantitiy of land, land which a yoke of oxen could plough in a day, an acre, a certain quantity of land, strip of plough-land; crop”), from Proto-Germanic *akraz (“field”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (“field”). Cognate with Scots acre, aker, acker (“acre, field, arable land”), North Frisian ecir (“field, a measure of land”), West Frisian eker (“field”), Dutch akker (“field”), German Acker (“field, acre”), Swedish åker (“field”), Icelandic akur (“field”), Latin ager (“land, field, acre, countryside”), Ancient Greek ἀγρός (agros, “field”). Related also to acorn.
- A port city in northern Israel.
From Hebrew עכו (ʿAkko), origin unknown.
- A state in north-western Brazil, bordering Peru and Bolivia.
- A surname.