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acre A unit of area, the British statute acre being equal to 0.4047 ha (4840 square yards or 10 square chains). Originally, unenclosed land and later enclosed, cultivated land; as a measure, probably the area that could be ploughed in a day by a yoke of oxen (and therefore varying according to the type of soil). In Britain, historically a woodland acre varied from forest to forest, but was always larger than the statute measure. Assarts were surveyed at the statute measure.

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acre (measure of land area)

acre, measure of land area used in the English units of measurement. The acre was originally the area a yoke of oxen could plow in a day and therefore differed in size from one locality to another. It is now fixed as 10 square chains or 160 square rods, i.e., 4,840 sq yd, 43,560 sq ft, or 1/640 sq mi. It is equal to about .4047 of a hectare or 4,046.9 sq m.

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acre

acre a unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards (0.405 hectare). In Old English, æcer denoted the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plough in a day; it is a word of Germanic origin, ultimately from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit ajra, Latin ager, and Greek agros, ‘field’.
See also land of the broad acres, three acres and a cow.

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acre A unit of area, the British statute acre being equal to 0.4047 hectare (4840 square yards or 10 square chains). In Britain, historically a woodland acre varied from forest to forest, but was always larger than the statute measure. Assarts were surveyed at the statute measure.

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acre †field; unit of square measure of land. OE. æcer = OS. akkar (Du. akker), OHG. ackar (G. acker), ON. akr, Goth. akrs :- Gmc. *akraz :- IE. *agros, repr. by L. ager, Gr. agrós, Skr. ájra- field.

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acre

a·cre / ˈākər/ • n. a unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards (0.405 hectare). ∎  (acres of) inf. a large extent or amount of something.

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Acre (state, Brazil)

Acre (äk´rə, äk´rā), state (1990 est. pop. 1,125,100), 58,915 sq mi (152,590 sq km), W Brazil, on the borders of Peru and Bolivia. Rio Branco is the capital.

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acre

acre Unit of area measurement in English-speaking countries, equal to 0.405ha (4840sq yd).

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Acre (city, Israel)

Acre, Israel: see Akko.

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ACRE

ACRE (ˈeɪkə) Action with Rural Communities in England
• automatic climatological recording equipment

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