acreage

[ey-ker-ij]
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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

First recorded in 1855–60; acre + -age
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Related Words for acreage

plot, property, parcel, holding, expanse

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Contemporary Examples of acreage

Historical Examples of acreage

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for acreage

acreage

noun
  1. land area in acres
adjective
  1. Australian of or relating to a large allotment of land, esp in a rural area
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