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
At 17 acres, it was the largest gambling house ever constructed, and at a cost of $1.2 billion, it was also the most expensive.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal | Olivia Nuzzi | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Covering 13 acres of a landfill no longer in use in West Nyack, it has a generating capacity of 2.36 megawatts.
Along with her husband Kevin, she owns Thirty Acres, a seasonal farm-to-table restaurant in Jersey City.
The family had grown up dirt-poor, sharecropping the 20,000 acres of cotton that stretched out below Sand Mountain.
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley Lear gave away his kingdom.
Needless to say, the Worcestershire baronet had returned to his ancestral acres a sadder but a wiser man.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Twenty acres of apple trees all in a orchard together, and twenty acres of strawberries set out betwixt and between the rows!The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The station now covers nearly 12 acres, the length of platforms exceeding 1-1/2 miles.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
For ten acres of vineyard shall yield one little measure, and thirty bushels of seed shall yield three bushels.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
By their agreement with the owner, the Company have the right of mining under an area of 185 acres, at a royalty of 6d.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
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)
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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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