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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-ker foo t]
    • /ˈeɪ kər fʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-ker foo t]
    • /ˈeɪ kər fʊt/

Definitions of acre-foot word

  • noun acre-foot the volume of water that would cover an area of 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot: equivalent to 43 560 cubic feet or 1233.5 cubic metres 3
  • noun acre-foot the quantity of irrigation water (43,560 cubic feet) that would cover one acre to a depth of one foot 3
  • noun acre-foot a unit of volume of water in irrigation: the amount covering one acre to a depth of one foot, equal to 43,560 cubic feet. 1
  • noun acre-foot A unit of volume equal to an acre times a foot, about 1233.5 kiloliters, or 66 feet by 660 feet by 1 foot. 0

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Origin of acre-foot

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05

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Parts of speech for Acre-foot


acre-foot popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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