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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 Indo-European roots.]

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.

acres

(ˈeɪkəz)
pl n
1. land, esp a large area
2. informal a large amount
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acres - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own useacres - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
freehold - an estate held in fee simple or for life
immovable, real estate, real property, realty - property consisting of houses and land
glebe - plot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office
leasehold - land or property held under a lease
smallholding - a piece of land under 50 acres that is sold or let to someone for cultivation
homestead - land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law
feoff, fief - a piece of land held under the feudal system
barony - the estate of a baron
countryseat - an estate in the country
Crown land - land that belongs to the Crown
manor - the landed estate of a lord (including the house on it)
seigneury, seigniory, signory - the estate of a seigneur
hacienda - a large estate in Spanish-speaking countries
plantation - an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
entail - land received by fee tail
References in classic literature ?
The death of her father and mother and the rich acres of land that had come down to her had set a train of suitors on her heels.
Tom and his father lived in the village of Shopton, New York, and their factories covered many acres of ground.
The dog-town was spread out over perhaps ten acres.
There were acres of yellow camomile reaching out on either hand.
The trees of many acres had been felled, and the glow of a mild summer's evening had fallen on the clearing, in beautiful contrast to the gray light of the forest.
Her father as it proved, had martyred his poor child to an inordinate desire for measuring his land by miles instead of acres.
No town-bred dandy will compare with a country-bred one -- I mean a downright bumpkin dandy --a fellow that, in the dog-days, will mow his two acres in buckskin gloves for fear of tanning his hands.
For Pliny tells us of whales that embraced acres of living bulk, and Aldrovandus of others which measured eight hundred feet in length --Rope Walks and Thames Tunnels of Whales
There are a very few peasants settled in it, holding title from ancient times; and one of these was Antanas Rudkus, who had been reared himself, and had reared his children in turn, upon half a dozen acres of cleared land in the midst of a wilderness.
A man's health requires as many acres of meadow to his prospect as his farm does loads of muck.
I made about three passes in the air, and then there was an awful crash and that old tower leaped into the sky in chunks, along with a vast volcanic fountain of fire that turned night to noonday, and showed a thou- sand acres of human beings groveling on the ground in a general collapse of consternation.
Away down on the level under the black mass of the Castle, the town lay, stretched along the river, its intricate cobweb of streets jeweled with twinkling lights; there were rows of lights on the bridges; these flung lances of light upon the water, in the black shadows of the arches; and away at the extremity of all this fairy spectacle blinked and glowed a massed multitude of gas-jets which seemed to cover acres of ground; it was as if all the diamonds in the world had been spread out there.