Synonyms for acres
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : ey-ker|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈeɪ kər|
Définition of acresOrigin :
- 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
- 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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