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Acre Tweet Definition of Acre Like Definition of Acre on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Old name of a city in modern Israel famed from the Crusades: see Acco.
  2. A state in northern Brazil, which has Rio Branco as its capital.
air mile Tweet Definition of air mile Like Definition of air mile on Facebook
noun
  1. A unit of distance for air transport; equal to a nautical mile.
analog Tweet Definition of analog Like Definition of analog on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, analogue)
adjective
  1. (context, chiefly, US) Dealing with a continuous spectrum of values as opposed to a discrete on/off value.
ardeb Tweet Definition of ardeb Like Definition of ardeb on Facebook
noun
  1. A Middle Eastern unit of volume used for agricultural crops
1 ardeb of wheat equals about 150 kg
1 ardeb of barley equals about 120 kg.
are Tweet Definition of are Like Definition of are on Facebook
noun
  1. (rare) A accepted (but deprecated and rarely used) SI unit of area equal to 100 square metres, or a former unit of approximately the same extent. Symbol: a
verb
  1. (form of, second-person singular simple present tense, be)
Mary, where you going?
  1. (form of, first-person plural simple present tense, be)
We not coming.
  1. (form of, second-person plural simple present tense, be)
Mary and John, you listening?
  1. (form of, third-person plural simple present tense, be)
They here somewhere.
AS Tweet Definition of AS Like Definition of AS on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Anglo-Saxon
  2. Advanced Supplementary
  3. (neurology) Asperger's Syndrome
  4. (geography) American Samoa
avoirdupois Tweet Definition of avoirdupois Like Definition of avoirdupois on Facebook
noun
  1. the official system of weights used in UK between 1856 and 1963. It had been the customary system in London since AD 1300.
  2. the official system of weights used in USA between 1866 and 1959.
  3. weight; heaviness;
he has a lot of avoirdupois

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