see also: Acre
Pronunciation Noun

acre (plural acres)

  1. An English unit of land area (symbol: a. or ac.) originally denoting a day's plowing for a yoke of oxen, now standardized as 4,840 square yards or 4,046.86 square meters.
  2. Any of various similar units of area in other systems.
  3. (informal, usually, in the plural) A wide expanse.
    I like my new house - there’s acres of space!
  4. (informal, usually, in the plural) A large quantity.
  5. (obsolete) A field.
  6. (obsolete) The acre's breadth by the length, English units of length equal to the statute dimensions of the acre: 22 yds (≈20 m) by 220 yds (≈200 m).
  7. (obsolete) A duel fought between individual Scots and Englishmen in the borderlands.
Synonyms Related terms

  • (British) enPR āʹkə, IPA: /ˈeɪ.kə/, /ˈɑː.kə/
Proper noun
  1. A port city in northern Israel, and the holiest city in the Baha'i Faith.
  • French: Acre
  • German: Akkon
  • Italian: Acri
  • Portuguese: Acre
  • Russian: А́кко
  • Spanish: Acre
  • (British) enPR: äʹkrə, IPA: /ˈɑː.kɹə/
Proper noun
  1. A state of North Region, Brazil
Translations Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈeɪkə(ɹ)/
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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