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[ey-ker-ij] /ˈeɪ kər ɪdʒ/
extent or area in acres; acres collectively.
a plot of land amounting to approximately one acre:
They bought an acreage on the outskirts of town.
Origin of acreage
First recorded in 1855-60; acre + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The extent of land is reckoned not by acreage, but by the heads of cattle it will keep.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Moreover the acreage planted is only about two-thirds that of America.


    William H. Dooley
  • He has time to tempt thousands of smaller birds to his acreage.

    Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
  • In 1875 barely a thousand acres were under tea; now the acreage is 385,000.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • He set to work once more increasing his acreage, vigorous and unsubdued.

  • The acreage in coffee has greatly increased in recent years.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • The larger part of this acreage was reforested by direct seeding.

    Our National Forests Richard H. Douai Boerker
British Dictionary definitions for acreage


land area in acres
(Austral) of or relating to a large allotment of land, esp in a rural area
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