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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.

a·cre

 (ā′kər)
n.
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.
2.
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.]

acre

(ˈeɪkə)
n
1. (Units) a unit of area used in certain English-speaking countries, equal to 4840 square yards or 4046.86 square metres
2. (plural)
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]

Acre

n
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

a•cre

(ˈeɪ kər)

n.
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).
2. acres,
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 )

n.
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.

acre

A measure of land: originally the amount of land that a yoke of oxen could plough in a day. Equal to 4840 yd2.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acre - a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countriesacre - a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
2.acre - a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and PeruAcre - a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
3.acre - a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern MediterraneanAcre - a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine

acre

noun
Usually extensive real estate.Often used in plural:
Translations
akr
acre
aaker
eekkeri
akerjutro
エーカー
에이커
jutro
acre
หน่วยวัดเนื้อที่เป็นเอเคอร์
mẫu Anh

acre

[ˈeɪkəʳ] Nacre m (4.047 metros cuadrados)
the family's broad or rolling acreslas extensas fincas de la familia
there are acres of space for you to play inhay la mar de espacio para que juguéis
I've got acres of weedstengo un montón de malas hierbas

acre

[ˈeɪkər] nacre f (= 4047 m2)

acre

n˜ Morgen m; acres (old, liter, = land) → Fluren pl (old, liter); acres (and acres) of gardenhektarweise Garten

acre

[ˈeɪkəʳ] nacro (= 4047 m²)

acre

أَكْر akr acre Morgen ακρ acre eekkeri acre jutro acro エーカー 에이커 acre acre akr acre акр acre หน่วยวัดเนื้อที่เป็นเอเคอร์ dönüm mẫu Anh 英亩
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We pay only twenty dollars an acre then, and I been offered a hundred.
Matthew Maule, on the other hand, though an obscure man, was stubborn in the defence of what he considered his right; and, for several years, he succeeded in protecting the acre or two of earth which, with his own toil, he had hewn out of the primeval forest, to be his garden ground and homestead.
Lord, think of having half an acre of stomach-ache!
And yet, these two had not one acre of ground,--not a roof that they could call their own,--they had spent their all, to the last dollar.
I would not have every man nor every part of a man cultivated, any more than I would have every acre of earth cultivated: part will be tillage, but the greater part will be meadow and forest, not only serving an immediate use, but preparing a mould against a distant future, by the annual decay of the vegetation which it supports.
The graveyard in Zermatt occupies only about one-eighth of an acre.
There was even a rumor that the projected railroad from Temperance to Plumville might go near the Randall farm, in which case land would rise in value from nothing-at-all an acre to something at least resembling a price.
The plan of a drain, the change of a fence, the felling of a tree, and the destination of every acre for wheat, turnips, or spring corn, was entered into with as much equality of interest by John, as his cooler manners rendered possible; and if his willing brother ever left him any thing to inquire about, his inquiries even approached a tone of eagerness.
It seems Robin's fame attracted more visitants than was consistent with the growth of the heather, upon a moor worth a shilling an acre.
It stood in the midst of an acre of land, waste except a little kitchen garden at the rear.
Sitting by the fire in the housekeeper's room, I approached that island in my fancy from every possible direction; I explored every acre of its surface; I climbed a thousand times to that tall hill they call the Spy-glass, and from the top enjoyed the most wonderful and changing prospects.
The method is this: in an acre of ground you bury, at six inches distance and eight deep, a quantity of acorns, dates, chestnuts, and other mast or vegetables, whereof these animals are fondest; then you drive six hundred or more of them into the field, where, in a few days, they will root up the whole ground in search of their food, and make it fit for sowing, at the same time manuring it with their dung: it is true, upon experiment, they found the charge and trouble very great, and they had little or no crop.