Part of speech: noun

A measure of land, 43, 560 square feet; a field.

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Usage examples "acre":

  1. I don't rent the farm, that is, except about half an acre of land for a kitchen garden. - "Herbert Carter's Legacy", Horatio Alger.
  2. The poor land groans with its birth- pains, and brings forth scarcely a hundred pounds of cotton to the acre, where fifty years ago it yielded eight times as much. - "The Souls of Black Folk", W. E. B. Du Bois.
  3. There was an orchard either side of the lane which led from the highway, and, in the rear of the house, an acre of ground, which had been cultivated at some time in the past. - "The Princess and Joe Potter", James Otis.