A standard National Football League field not including the end zones is an example of something that is just over an acre.
I like my new house - there’s acres of space!
Origin of acre
- Middle English aker field, acre from Old English æcer agro- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.
- From Hebrew עכו (ʿAkko), origin unknown.