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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈeɪkər/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈeɪkɚ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'acre': (ākər); 'Acre': (äkrə for 1; äkər, ākər for 2)




WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•cre /ˈeɪkɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Weights and Measuresa unit of land measure, equal to 43,560 square feet.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•cre  kər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Weights and Measuresa common variable unit of land measure, now equal in the U.S. and Great Britain to 43,560 square feet or &fracnumer;
    1&fracdenom;
    640&fracend;
    square mile (4047 square meters).
  2. acres: 
    • lands;
      land:wooded acres.
    • Informal Termslarge quantities:acres of Oriental rugs.
  3. [Archaic.]a plowed or sown field.
  • bef. 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-

A•cre  krə for 1; äkər, ākər for 2),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesa state in W Brazil. 301,628;
    58,900 sq. mi. (152,550 sq. km). Cap.: Rio Branco.
  2. Place Namesa seaport in NW Israel: besieged and captured by Crusaders 1191. 38,700.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
acre /ˈeɪkə/ n
  1. a unit of area used in certain English-speaking countries, equal to 4840 square yards or 4046.86 square metres
  2. (plural) land, esp a large area
  3. informal a large amount
  4. farm the long acreNZ to graze cows on the verge of a road
Etymology: Old English æcer field, acre; related to Old Norse akr, German Acker, Latin ager field, Sanskrit ajra field
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Acre n
  1. /ˈɑːkrə/ 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)
  2. /ˈeɪkə; ˈɑːkə/ 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)
    Old Testament name: Accho /ɑːˈkəʊ/
    Arabic name: `Akka /ɑːˈkɑː/
    Hebrew name: `Akko /ɑːˈkəʊ/
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