from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A unit of area in the US Customary System, used in land and sea floor measurement and equal to 160 square rods, 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet.
- noun Property in the form of land; estate.
- noun Archaic A field or plot of arable land.
- noun A wide expanse, as of land or other matter.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Originally
- noun A superficial measure of land, usually stated to be 40 poles in length by 4 in breadth; but 160 perches (= 4840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet) make an acre, however shaped.
- noun A lineal measure equal to a furrow's length, or 40 poles; more frequently, an acre's breadth, 4 poles, equal to 22 or 25 yards.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete Any field of arable or pasture land.
- noun A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The Scotch
acrewas about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish 1.62 of the English.
- noun [Rhetorical] many acres, much landed estate.
- noun God's field; the churchyard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete A
- noun A unit of surface area (symbol a. or ac.), originally as much as a
yokeof 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 square metres.
- noun in the plural, informal A large amount (of area).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
- noun a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean
- noun a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The glebe is * about 3! acres arable, of a good light foil, and about an acre of pafture and meadow, befides a garden J of an acre* The living, exchu five of the glebe, was formerly 36L 3 s. 7d.
The statistical account of Scotland. Drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes 1791
$10.46 per acre; the product of the improved lands of the Free States was $26.68 _per acre_ and of the Slave States $11.55, while, _per capita_, the result was $131.48 to $70.56.
The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy Various
Few people know that an acre is a chain times a furlong but in the US we like the term acre and we are used to it so take your French opinions and your metric system and . . . oops, sorry, got a little off track there.
Its sugar tonnage per acre is the highest, its mountain beef-cattle the fattest, its rainfall the most generous without ever being disastrous.
"Recognizing that 20/units an acre is a reasonable sustainability and affordability target is the first step."
Recognizing that 20/units an acre is a reasonable sustainability and affordability target is the first step.
Each acre is spoken for — this section in corn, that one in cotton, field corners in CRP.
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We'll let 'em keep on building subdivisions until every last acre is gone.
October 2005 2005
I have also become unconvinced that 8 units per acre is a good target, so I have proposed reducing this to 4 units per acre.
Saskatchewan's tax burden per taxable acre is 21 % below that of Alberta and 37% below that of Manitoba.
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