There are 2 main definitions of acre in English:

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acre 1

Pronunciation: /ˈeɪkə/


1A unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards (0.405 hectare): he farms 1,200 acres in East Yorkshire [as modifier]: a 15-acre estate
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  • We want to fence off a quarter of an acre of our land to create a building plot with access from our existing driveway.
  • Yields of up to four tonnes an acre had been forecast before weather broke.
  • The ponds are three to four feet deep and range in area from an acre to more than ten acres.
1.1 (acres of) informal A large extent or amount of something: acres of space
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  • Time was when being Prime Minister carried acres of responsibility with a surprising amount of free time.
  • A woeful shot in acres of space by Mullan at the top of the penalty box was embarrassingly bad.
  • A long low ball across the field found the impressive Beauchamp in acres of space.



[in combination]: a many-acred park


Old English æcer (denoting the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plough in a day), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch akker and German Acker 'field', from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit ajra 'field', Latin ager, and Greek agros.

  • acorn from Old English:

    An Old English word, related to acre (Old English) and meaning ‘fruit of the open land or forest’. It was later applied to any fruit, then subsequently restricted to the most important fruit produced by the forest, the acorn. The spelling of the word, originally aecern, evolved into its modern form because people thought the word must have something to do with oak and corn.

Words that rhyme with acre

baker, breaker, Chandrasekhar, faker, forsaker, Jamaica, Laker, maker, nacre, partaker, Quaker, raker, saker, shaker, staker, taker, undertaker, waker

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Acre 2

1ˈeɪkə An industrial seaport of Israel; population 46,300 (est. 2008). Also called Akko.
2ˈɑːkrə A state of western Brazil, on the border with Peru; capital, Rio Branco.

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