- a unit of area used in certain English-speaking countries, equal to 4840 square yards or 4046.86 square metres
- (plural) land, esp a large area
- informal a large amount
- farm the long acre ⇒ NZ to graze cows on the verge of a road
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Weights and Measuresa unit of land measure, equal to 43,560 square feet.
- 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;
square mile (4047 square meters).
- Informal Termslarge quantities:acres of Oriental rugs.
- [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 (ä′krə for 1; ä′kər, ā′kər for 2),USA pronunciation n.
- Place Namesa state in W Brazil. 301,628;
58,900 sq. mi. (152,550 sq. km). Cap.: Rio Branco.
- Place Namesa seaport in NW Israel: besieged and captured by Crusaders 1191. 38,700.
- /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)
- /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/