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Meaning of ACRE

Pronunciation:  '√Ękru, 'eykur

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

ACRE is a 4 letter word that starts with A.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

is the translation of a word (tse'med), which properly means a yoke, and denotes a space of ground that may be ploughed by a yoke of oxen in a day. It is about an acre of our measure (Isa. 5:10; 1 Sam. 14:14).

 

 

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