- a city in W Brazil.
- 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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Historical Examples of rio branco
This had been several times proposed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (Rio-Branco, p. 154).The Evolution of States
J. M. Robertson
- 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
- informala large amounthe has acres of space in his room
- farm the long acre NZ to graze cows on the verge of a road
Word Origin for acre
- (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)
- a city in W Brazil, capital of Acre state. Pop: 261 000 (2005 est)
- a river in Brazil, flowing south to the Rio Negro. Length: 644 km (400 miles)
Word Origin and History for rio branco
Old English æcer "tilled field, open land," from Proto-Germanic *akraz "field, pasture" (cf. Old Norse akr, Old Saxon akkar, Old Frisian ekker, Middle Dutch acker, Dutch akker, Old High German achar, German acker, Gothic akrs), from PIE *agro- "field" (cf. Latin ager "field, land," Greek agros, Sanskrit ajras "plain, open country").
Originally in English without reference to dimension; in late Old English the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow in a day, afterward defined by statute as a piece 40 poles by 4, or an equivalent shape (5 Edw. I, 31 Edw. III, 24 Hen. VIII). Original sense retained in God's acre "churchyard."
- 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.