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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ey-ker]
    • /ˈeɪ kər/
    • /ˈeɪ.kər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-ker]
    • /ˈeɪ kər/

Definitions of acre word

  • countable noun acre An acre is an area of land measuring 4840 square yards or 4047 square metres. 3
  • noun acre a unit of area used in certain English-speaking countries, equal to 4840 square yards or 4046.86 square metres 3
  • noun acre land, esp a large area 3
  • noun acre a large amount 3
  • noun acre 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) 3
  • noun acre 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) 3

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Origin of acre

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English aker, Old English æcer; cognate with Old Frisian ekker, Old Saxon akkar, Old High German ackar (German Acker), Old Norse akr, Gothic akers, Latin ager, Greek agrós, Sanskrit ájra-; see also acorn, agrarian, agrestic, agriculture, agro-

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Parts of speech for Acre


acre popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

acre usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acre

noun acre

  • plot — a secret plan or scheme to accomplish some purpose, especially a hostile, unlawful, or evil purpose: a plot to overthrow the government.
  • property — that which a person owns; the possession or possessions of a particular owner: They lost all their property in the fire.
  • acreage — Acreage is a large area of farm land.
  • bit — A bit of something is a small part or section of it.
  • manor — (in England) a landed estate or territorial unit, originally of the nature of a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord's demesne and of lands within which he has the right to exercise certain privileges, exact certain fees, etc.

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