Acre

Definition of Acre

A´cre
n.1.Any field of arable or pasture land.
2.A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The Scotch acre was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish 1.62 of the English.
Broad acres
many acres, much landed estate.
God's acre
God's field; the churchyard.
I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls
The burial ground, God's acre.
- Longfellow.

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area unit, square measure
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