Acre Definition

ākər
acres
noun
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.
Webster's New World
Specific holdings in land; lands.
Webster's New World
A large quantity.
Webster's New World
Field.
Webster's New World
A wide expanse, as of land or other matter.
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Synonyms:
Acchoakkaakkoplotestatebit of landacreagepropertylandOften used in plural: estate
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proper name
Webster's New World
State of westernmost Brazil: 58,915 sq mi (152,589 sq km); cap. Rio Branco.
Webster's New World
pronoun
A port city in northern Israel.
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A state in north-western Brazil, bordering Peru and Bolivia.

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A surname​.

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A port city of northern Israel on the Bay of Haifa. During the Crusades it changed hands many times between Christians and Muslims. Acre was assigned to the Arabs in the United Nations partition of Palestine in 1948 but was captured by Israel shortly thereafter.
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Other Word Forms of Acre

Noun

Singular:
acre
Plural:
acres

Origin of Acre

  • 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 Wiktionary

  • 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 Hebrew עכו (ʿAkko), origin unknown.

    From Wiktionary

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