- lands; land: wooded acres.
- Informal. large quantities: acres of Oriental rugs.
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Origin of acre
OTHER WORDS FROM acrehalf-a·cre, noun
Words nearby acre
Example sentences from the Web for half-acre
Hell's Half-acre was a prelude to ten or twelve miles of geyser formation.From Sea to Sea|Rudyard Kipling
Hell's Half-Acre was a prelude to ten or twelve miles of geyser formation.American Notes|Rudyard Kipling
Sight rather have that, Tumm, says he, than a half-acre farm.Every Man for Himself|Norman Duncan
The homestead, to the extent of 160 acres of land in the country or a half-acre in town, is exempt from seizure for debt.
His successor, the poetic Piers, had only a half-acre to plough.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
British Dictionary definitions for half-acre (1 of 2)
- land, esp a large area
- informal a large amounthe has acres of space in his room