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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 growers of this region are organized into selling associations so that estimates of acreage and yields are obtainable.

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

    Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
  • The Americans are quietly acquiring as great an acreage as possible of the tobacco lands of Cuba.

    On the Mexican Highlands William Seymour Edwards
  • In 1875 barely a thousand acres were under tea; now the acreage is 385,000.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • 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
  • The acreage in coffee has greatly increased in recent years.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • Our acreage is about one-half of what it was last year and we will make about the same crop as last year.

British Dictionary definitions for acreage


land area in acres
(Austral) of or relating to a large allotment of land, esp in a rural area
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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