Complete Definition of "acre"

see|Acre
English

Etymology
Old English æcer.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-acre.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A unit of surface area (symbol a. or ac.). Originally defined as an area 1 chain (22 yd) by 1 furlong (220 yd), it equals 4,840 square yards or 43,560 square foot|square feet, used for measuring geographical features such as land and bodies of water. If measured as a square it would be approximately 208.71 feet on each side, for 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. Most commonly used to measure land (or things on land, such as the floor of a building, or sports fields), but can also be used to measure the surface area of bodies of water.
  2. in plural|colloquial A large amount (of area).

#: I like my new house - thereâs acres of space!

Translations

trans-top|Unit of surface area
Croatian: t-|hr|aker|m
Estonian: t-|et|aaker
Finnish: t-|fi|eekkeri
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|بÙâرجÙÙت
Russian: t-|ru|акÑ|sc=Cyrl
Spanish: t+|es|acre|m
trans-bottom

Derived terms
acre foot

See also
international acre
US survey acre
Appendix:Weights_and_measures|Weights and measures
w:Acre|Wikipedia article on the acre

Category:Units of measure


French

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-acre.ogg|Audio (US)

IPA|/akÊ/
SAMPA|/akR/

Noun
acre /akÊ/ /akÊ/

  1. see acre /akÊ/ /akÊ/ above

Italian

Etymology
From L.|it Äcre, the neuter nominative form of acer#Latin|Äcer "sharp"

Adjective
it-adj|acr|e|i

  1. sharp, sour
  2. harsh

Related terms
acredine
acremente


Latin

Adjective
Äcre
Sharp

  1. inflection of|acer#Latin|Äcer|n|nom|s
  2. inflection of|acer#Latin|Äcer|n|acc|s
  3. inflection of|acer#Latin|Äcer|n|voc|s
    1. defn|Latin

Category:Latin adjective forms


Romanian

Adjective
acre

  1. ro-form-adj|fp|n|acru
  2. ro-form-adj|fp|a|acru
  3. ro-form-adj|np|n|acru
  4. ro-form-adj|np|a|acru

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