Acre meaning

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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.

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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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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.
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A wide expanse, as of land or other matter.
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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.
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Specific holdings in land; lands.
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A large quantity.
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Field.
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State of westernmost Brazil: 58,915 sq mi (152,589 sq km); cap. Rio Branco.
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A unit of area in the US Customary System, used in land and sea floor measurement and equal to 43,560 square feet or 4,047 square meters.
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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.
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(in the plural, informal) A large amount (of area).

I like my new house - there’s acres of space!

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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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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.

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  • From Hebrew עכו (ʿAkko), origin unknown.

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