a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries
a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
Acre, Akko, Akka, Accho(noun)
a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean
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.
A large amount (of area).
I like my new house - thereu2019s acres of space!
A state in north-western Brazil, bordering Peru and Bolivia.
Origin: aker, from æcer, from akraz, from h₂éǵros. Compare German Acker, Dutch akker, Latin ager (English agri-), Ancient Greek ἀγρός, and English acorn.
any field of arable or pasture land
a piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The Scotch acre was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish 1.62 of the English
Origin: [OE. aker, AS. cer; akin to OS. accar, OHG. achar, Ger. acker, Icel. akr, Sw. ker, Dan. ager, Goth. akrs, L. ager, Gr. , Skr. ajra. 2, 206.]
The acre is a unit of area used in the imperial and U.S. customary systems. An acre is about 40% of a hectare – slightly smaller than an American football field. The acre is no longer commonly used in most countries, although a few notable exceptions include the United States, Australia, India, Burma and the United Kingdom. It is still used, to some extent, in Canada. The international symbol of the acre is ac, and is defined as 1/640 of a square mile. The most commonly used acre today is the international acre. In the United States both the international acre and the slightly different US survey acre are in use. The most common use of the acre is to measure tracts of land. One international acre is defined as 4046.8564224 square metres. During the Middle Ages, an acre was the amount of land that could be plowed in one day with a yoke of oxen.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ā′kėr, n. a measure of land containing 4840 sq. yards. The Scotch acre contains 6150.4 sq. yards (48 Scotch—61 imperial acres): the Irish, 7840 sq. yards (50 Irish—81 imperial acres): (pl.) for lands, estates generally: (fig.) large quantities of anything.—n. A′creage, the number of acres in a piece of land.—adj. A′cred, possessing acres or land. [A.S. æcer; Ger. acker, L. ager, Gr. agros, Sans. ajras, a plain.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ACRE' in Nouns Frequency: #1733
The numerical value of ACRE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of ACRE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground.
Initially, it looked like a half-acre fire, it did n’t look very big at first and we kind of kept walking until we tried to get to the edge of the fire and we never got there.
We know the systems we have to build to make sure the state has plenty of water, but instead we have wasted millions of acre feet of water in the last 10 years, the thought that you can conserve your way out of this is not going to lead to any success.
The society of merchants can be defined as a society in which things disappear in favor of signs. When a ruling class measures its fortunes, not by the acre of land or the ingot of gold, but by the number of figures corresponding ideally to a certain number of exchange operations, it thereby condemns itself to setting a certain kind of humbug at the center of its experience and its universe. A society founded on signs is, in its essence, an artificial society in which man's carnal truth is handled as something artificial.
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- Morgen, Juchart, Joch, Joch Landes, AckerGerman
- acaireScottish Gaelic
- náhásdzo hayázhí dikʼą́Navajo, Navaho
- акер, akerSerbo-Croatian
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