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definition of the word acre

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Old English æcer, from Proto-Germanic *akraz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field). Compare Latin ager, Ancient Greek ἀγρός.

Singular
acre

Plural
acres

acre (plural acres)

  1. (obsolete) A field.
  2. A unit of surface area (symbol a. or ac.), originally as much as a yoke of oxen could plough in a day; later defined as an area 1 chain (22 yd) by 1 furlong (220 yd), or 4,840 square yards. Equivalent to about 4,046.86 squre metres.
  3. (in plural, informal) A large amount (of area).
    I like my new house - there’s acres of space!

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