Synonyms for acre

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ey-ker
Phonetic Transcription : ˈeɪ kər

Définition of acre

Origin :
  • Old English æcer "tilled field, open land," from Proto-Germanic *akraz "field, pasture" (cf. Old Norse akr, Old Saxon akkar, Old Frisian ekker, Middle Dutch acker, Dutch akker, Old High German achar, German acker, Gothic akrs), from PIE *agro- "field" (cf. Latin ager "field, land," Greek agros, Sanskrit ajras "plain, open country").
  • Originally in English without reference to dimension; in late Old English the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow in a day, afterward defined by statute as a piece 40 poles by 4, or an equivalent shape (5 Edw. I, 31 Edw. III, 24 Hen. VIII). Original sense retained in God's acre "churchyard."
  • noun piece of land, unit of area
Example sentences :
  • I think every acre of land suitable for garden or field cultivation is taken.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • "I wish I had an acre for every good thrashing I got when I was a boy," he commented drily.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • It is a quiet spot, but without gloom, as befits "God's Acre."
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Tableland there is none except little patches of less than an acre.
  • Extract from : « The Hunted Outlaw » by Anonymous
  • This was forty rods, or poles, and four of these furrows made up the acre.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • A hide in England meant about 120 acres, though “the size of the acre varied.”
  • Extract from : « Beowulf » by Anonymous
  • Gras gives 1.35 quarters as the acre produce, or nearly 11 bushels.
  • Extract from : « The Enclosures in England » by Harriett Bradley
  • We offered ten shillings an acre for it, the then market-price.
  • Extract from : « Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) » by William Delisle Hay
  • "Eight bolls to the acre maybe, but no straw to spake of, sir," said Csar.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • A high wall surrounded an inclosure of a quarter of an acre.
  • Extract from : « The Cat of Bubastes » by G. A. Henty

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