acre acre  /ˈeɪ kər/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Harris also has a 2,000-acre cotton patch near Fresno and a 1,000-acre field near Phoenix, both eligible for full price supports.
  2. At Southdale the 82-acre shopping zone is insulated from suburban Minneapolis by a 240-acre office belt and a 176-acre lakefront residential section.
  3. Her small farm plot, a little more than an acre in all, would be too small to feed her family even if the rains had been plentiful.

News

  1. A fire burns about 1/4 acre in Carneros

    A fire of unknown origin burned about 1/4 of an acre Wednesday off Highway 12/121 near the Napa-Sonoma county border in Carneros, according to CalFire/Napa County Fire.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Napa Valley Register

  2. UPDATED: 3-acre grass fire quickly contained off Viking Way

    A two-acre vegetation fire is burning just outside Redding this afternoon in the area of Old Oregon Trail and Viking Way.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Record Searchlight

  3. 2-acre fire reported on west side of Rocky Mountain National Park (updated)

    A Rocky Mountain National Park crew is assessing a 2-acre fire that has been confirmed on the north end of Big Meadows on the west side of the park.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Loveland Reporter-Herald

Quotes

  1. After weeks of bad news about the economy that had hurt McCain, Barbour said he didn't expect crowds at McCain events in Virginia to be as large or loud as they were _ "stronger than an acre of garlic," as he put it in his deep Delta drawl.
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Haley Barbour Source: FOXNews

  2. "It is probable that there are additional reserves outside the defined area, and it is possible that structures of this type exist elsewhere in Oxy's 1.1 million net acre position in California," Chief Executive Ray Irani said in a statement.
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Ray R Irani Source: Reuters India

  3. Manchester council leader Richard Leese said: "This important 20-acre site stands at the northern gateway to the city centre and will play a central role in its ongoing regeneration, through the creation of a very high quality new commercial...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Sir Richard Leese Source: Public Property UK (blog)

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