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English

Etymology

Old English æcer, from Proto-Germanic *akraz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
acre

Plural
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  1. A unit of surface area (symbol a. or ac.). Originally defined as an area 1 chain (22 yd) by 1 furlong (220 yd), it equals 4,840 square yards or 43,560 square feet, used for measuring geographical features such as land and bodies of water. If measured as a square it would be approximately 208.71 feet on each side, for 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. Most commonly used to measure land (or things on land, such as the floor of a building, or sports fields), but can also be used to measure the surface area of bodies of water.
  2. (in plural, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A large amount (of area).
    I like my new house - there’s acres of space!

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

acre /akʁ/ /akʁ/

  1. see acre /akʁ/ /akʁ/ above

Italian

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:it:Template:lang:la derivations]] ācre, the neuter nominative form of ācer "sharp"

Adjective

acre m and f (m and f plural acri)

  1. sharp, sour
  2. harsh

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Latin

Adjective

ācre

  • Sharp
    1. neuter nominative singular of acer#Latin
    2. neuter accusative singular of acer#Latin
    3. neuter vocative singular of acer#Latin

Romanian

Adjective

acre

  1. feminine plural nominative form of [[acru#Template:lang:ro|acru]].
  2. feminine plural accusative form of [[acru#Template:lang:ro|acru]].
  3. neuter plural nominative form of [[acru#Template:lang:ro|acru]].
  4. neuter plural accusative form of [[acru#Template:lang:ro|acru]].

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