Definition of Acre in English :

Define Acre in English

Acre meaning in English

Meaning of Acre in English

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Acre pronunciation in English

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1. acre

a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries

2. acre

a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru

3. accho, acre, akka, akko

a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean

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see synonyms of acre
a unit of area used in certain English-speaking countries, equal to 4840 square yards or 4046.86 square metres
2. (plural)
land, esp a large area
b. informal
a large amount
he has acres of space in his room
3.  farm the long acre
1. (ˈɑːkrə )
a state of W Brazil: mostly unexplored tropical forests; acquired from Bolivia in 1903. Capital: Rio Branco. Pop: 586 942 (2002). Area: 152 589 sq km (58 899 sq miles)
2. (ˈeɪkə , ˈɑːkə )
a city and port in N Israel, strategically situated on the Bay of Acre in the E Mediterranean: taken and retaken during the Crusades (1104, 1187, 1191, 1291), taken by the Turks (1517), by Egypt (1832), and by the Turks again (1839). Pop: 45 600 (2001)
. Old Testament name: Accho (ɑːˈkəʊ ). Arabic name: `Akka (ɑːˈkɑː ). Hebrew name: `Akko (ɑːˈkəʊ )

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state of westernmost Brazil: 58,915 sq mi (152,589 sq km); pop. 417,000; cap. Rio Branco
a unit of land area in the FPS system, equal to 4,840 square yards or 160 square rods (0.4047 hectare or 4,046.8564 square meters): abbrev. ac
2.  [pl.]
specific holdings in land; lands
3.  [pl.]; Informal
a large quantity
4.  Obsolete
see also God's acre

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see synonyms of acre
A port city of northern Israel on the Bay of Haifa. During the Crusades it changed hands many times between Christians and Muslims. Acre was assigned to the Arabs in the United Nations partition of Palestine in 1948 but was captured by Israel shortly thereafter.
1. 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. See Table at measurement.
a. acres Property in the form of land; estate.
b. Archaic A field or plot of arable land.
3. often acres A wide expanse, as of land or other matter: "acres of textureless carpeting" (Anne Tyler).

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