Definitions for: Acre


[n] a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean
[n] a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
[n] a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries



Webster (1913) Definition: A"cre, n. [OE. aker, AS. [ae]cer; akin to OS. accar, OHG.
achar, Ger. acker, Icel. akr, Sw. [*a]ker, Dan. ager, Goth.
akrs, L. ager, Gr. ?, Skr. ajra. [root]2, 206.]
1. Any field of arable or pasture land. [Obs.]

2. A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840
square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English
statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The
Scotch acre was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish
1.62 of the English.

Note: The acre was limited to its present definite quantity
by statutes of Edward I., Edward III., and Henry VIII.

Broad acres, many acres, much landed estate. [Rhetorical]


God's acre, God's field; the churchyard.

I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls The
burial ground, God's acre. --Longfellow.

Synonyms: Accho, Akka, Akko

See Also: area unit, district, Israel, port, Sion, square measure, State of Israel, territory, town, Yisrael, Zion

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