a common measure of area: in the U.S. and U.K., 1 acre equals 4,840 square yards (4,047 square meters) or 0.405 hectare; 640 acres equals one square mile.
lands; land: wooded acres.
Informal. large quantities: acres of Oriental rugs.
Archaic. a plowed or sown field.
Idioms about acre
- half-a·cre, noun
Other definitions for Acre (2 of 2)
a state in W Brazil. 58,900 sq. mi. (152,550 sq. km). Capital: Rio Branco.
a seaport in NW Israel: besieged and captured by Crusaders 1191.
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How to use acre in a sentence
Amid the fundraising and growing the business in a pandemic, Menker was intensely involved in efforts to combat the locust swarm that has devastated hundreds of thousands of acres of crops and pasture land in Africa, including her native Ethiopia.Sara Menker, CEO of Gro Intelligence, Believes Big Data Can Save Our Climate and Food Supply | Eben Shapiro | February 21, 2021 | Time
Public agencies had occupied thousands of acres intended to return Native people to their ancestral lands, paying little or no compensation for decades as the sites were used for military bases, game preserves, schools and other purposes.The Government Promised to Return Ancestral Hawaiian Land, Then Never Finished the Job | by Rob Perez, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and Agnel Philip, ProPublica | December 19, 2020 | ProPublica
So they have to plant corn, beans, or hay in those acres, and the yields have to come up to the county averages.
Achieving it could significantly increase Russia’s prosperity and power in the process, through the opening of tens of millions of acres of land and a flourishing new agricultural economy.The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World | by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Sergey Ponomarev | December 16, 2020 | ProPublica
Nuns, and the nearby fires it merged with, went on to burn over 56,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,500 structures.The Long-Lasting Mental Health Effects of Wildfires | Jane C. Hu | December 3, 2020 | Outside Online
“They say they treat the dogs like family,” Schill said, referring to the Green acre website, which has been taken down.
One woman said her dog came back from Green acre with unexplained chemical burns.
Ingram first reached out to MaLeisa and Todd Hughes, the owners of Green acre Dog Boarders, about two months ago.
Yet, as these families would eventually discover, there were 28 dogs at Green acre at the time of the deaths.
His attempt to boost farm wages, called the Agricultural Adjustment Act, supposedly "plowed under" every fourth acre.
During the siege of acre he commanded the covering force, and pushed reconnaissances far and wide.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Nearly every acre I have seen is susceptible of cultivation, and of course either cultivated, built upon, or devoted to wood.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
It has been shown by Chevandrier, that an acre of land under beech wood accumulates annually about 1650 lb.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry | Thomas Anderson
Now, the column of air resting upon an acre of land contains only about 15,500 lb.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry | Thomas Anderson
Why, child alive, I raked the hay together on three whole six-acre fields!Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for acre (1 of 2)
a unit of area used in certain English-speaking countries, equal to 4840 square yards or 4046.86 square metres
land, esp a large area
informal a large amount: he has acres of space in his room
farm the long acre NZ to graze cows on the verge of a road
British Dictionary definitions for Acre (2 of 2)
(ˈɑːkrə) a state of W Brazil: mostly unexplored tropical forests; acquired from Bolivia in 1903. Capital: Rio Branco. Pop: 586 942 (2002). Area: 152 589 sq km (58 899 sq miles)
(ˈeɪkə, ˈɑːkə) a city and port in N Israel, strategically situated on the Bay of Acre in the E Mediterranean: taken and retaken during the Crusades (1104, 1187, 1191, 1291), taken by the Turks (1517), by Egypt (1832), and by the Turks again (1839). Pop: 45 600 (2001): Old Testament name: Accho (ɑːˈkəʊ) Arabic name: `Akka (ɑːˈkɑː) Hebrew name: `Akko (ɑːˈkəʊ)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for acre
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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