Definition of


  1. (noun, quantity) a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries
  2. (noun, location) a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
  3. (noun, location) a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean

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Synonyms of Acre

accho, akka, akko

Alternate forms of Acre

Hypernyms: area unit, square measure

Origin of the word Acre

  1. O.E. ?cer "tilled field, open land," from P.Gmc. *akraz "field, pasture" (cf. O.N. akr, O.Fris. ekkr, O.H.G. achar), from PIE *agros "field" (cf. L. ager "field, land," Gk. agros, Skt. ajras "plain, open country"). Originally in Eng. without reference to dimension; in late O.E. the amount of land a yoke of oxen coul… more

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