Adjective "Acres" definition and examples

(Acres may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈeɪkə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards (0.405 hectare)
  1. as modifier 'a 15-acre estate'
  2. 'The property is standing on a third of an acre, with a vegetable patch and lawns.'
  3. 'The house is on about an acre of grounds which have trees, flowering shrubs and a base for a hard tennis court.'
  4. 'The house is surrounded by an acre of lush green lawns with mature shrubs sprinkled throughout.'
  5. 'Then it was just a farmhouse with less than an acre but he has since built it up into a holding of about 100 acres.'
  6. 'This attractive building is set on three quarters of an acre on the outskirts of the village.'
  7. 'It is extremely private, with grounds extending to around three quarters of an acre.'
  8. 'Look out of your car window a few years from now and all you'll see is acre upon acre of golden oilseed rape.'
  9. 'Outside, the gardens which surround the property extend to a quarter of an acre.'
  10. 'Does it pay to treat every acre with an insecticide when only a few acres will be affected?'
  11. 'Yields of up to four tonnes an acre had been forecast before weather broke.'
  12. 'There is not a proposition or an insight I can bother to disagree with in these acres of amiable flannel.'
  13. 'A long low ball across the field found the impressive Beauchamp in acres of space.'
  14. 'Official Surrealism includes acres upon acres of bad painting, yet its ideas could not be more important to the century.'

proper noun

An industrial seaport of Israel; population 46,300 (est. 2008).
    A state of western Brazil, on the border with Peru; capital, Rio Branco.

      More definitions

      noun

      1. a common measure of area: in the U.S. and U.K., 1 acre equals 4,840 square yards (4,047 square meters) or 0.405 hectare; 640 acres equals one square mile.

      2. acres. lands; land: wooded acres.

      Informal. large quantities: acres of Oriental rugs.

      3. Archaic. a plowed or sown field.

      Origin

      (acre)Old English æcer (denoting the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plough in a day), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch akker and German Acker ‘field’, from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit ajra ‘field’, Latin ager, and Greek agros.