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acreage

[ey-ker-ij] /ˈeɪ kər ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
extent or area in acres; acres collectively.
2.
a plot of land amounting to approximately one acre:
They bought an acreage on the outskirts of town.
Origin of acreage
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; acre + -age
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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.

    Textiles

    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

acreage

/ˈeɪkərɪdʒ/
noun
1.
land area in acres
adjective
2.
(Austral) of or relating to a large allotment of land, esp in a rural area
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