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A·cre(ä′krə, ä′kər) also Ak·ko (ä-kō′, ä′kō)
A port city of northern Israel on the Bay of Haifa. During the Crusades it changed hands many times between Christians and Muslims. Acre was assigned to the Arabs in the United Nations partition of Palestine in 1948 but was captured by Israel shortly thereafter.
1. A unit of area in the US Customary System, used in land and sea floor measurement and equal to 160 square rods, 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. See Table at measurement.
a. acres Property in the form of land; estate.
b. Archaic A field or plot of arable land.
3. often acres A wide expanse, as of land or other matter: "acres of textureless carpeting" (Anne Tyler).
[Middle English aker, field, acre, from Old English æcer; see agro- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
1. (Units) a unit of area used in certain English-speaking countries, equal to 4840 square yards or 4046.86 square metres
a. land, esp a large area
b. informal a large amount: he has acres of space in his room.
3. farm the long acre NZ to graze cows on the verge of a road
[Old English æcer field, acre; related to Old Norse akr, German Acker, Latin ager field, Sanskrit ajra field]
1. (Placename) 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)
2. (Placename) 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 Arabic name: `Akka Hebrew name: `Akko
1. a common variable unit of land measure, now equal in the U.S. and Great Britain to 43,560 square feet or 1/640 square mile (4047 square meters).
a. lands; landed property: wooded acres.
b. Informal. large quantities: acres of Oriental rugs.
3. Archaic. a plowed or sown field.
[before 1000; Old English æcer]
A•cre(ˈɑ krə for 1; ˈɑ kər, ˈeɪ kər for 2 )
1. a state in W Brazil. 483,483; 58,900 sq. mi. (152,550 sq. km). Cap.: Rio Branco.
2. a seaport in NW Israel: besieged and captured by Crusaders 1191. 38,700.
acre- Old English aecer, now acre, was originally the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow in a day; the Old English word came from Latin ager, "fertile field," and became acre, which first meant any field.
See also related terms for plow.
A measure of land: originally the amount of land that a yoke of oxen could plough in a day. Equal to 4840 yd2.
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|Noun||1.||acre - a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries|
|2.||Acre - a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru|
|3.||Acre - a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean|