Synonyms for acres

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

Définition of acres

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 :
  • In return for their acres they follow their new chief to war.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • Thirteen acres, you see, for just one building; it's a farm.
  • Extract from : « Tom Sawyer Abroad » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Somewhere on these six hundred acres was the herd and it was his chore to find it and bring it in.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • The consciousness of acres had passed away from his portly presence.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He'll sell ten acres for twenty dollars less'n he said last week.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • They held about five acres, but provided no oxen for the manorial plough-team.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • Fifteen hundred acres of coal land are owned in connection with these works.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • By the end of the month, with these forty ploughs, some 750 acres had been broken up.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • It contained about five acres, in the form of an irregular parallelogram.
  • Extract from : « Life: Its True Genesis » by R. W. Wright
  • A hide in England meant about 120 acres, though “the size of the acre varied.”
  • Extract from : « Beowulf » by Anonymous

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