- 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 estateMore example sentences
- 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 spaceMore example sentences
- 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.
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.
More definitions of AcreDefinition of acre in:
- The US English dictionary