acre: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ā'kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a common variable unit of land measure, now equal in the U.S. and Great Britain to 43,560 square feet or square mile (4047 square meters).
  2. wooded acres.
    1. lands; land:wooded acres.
    2. Informal.large quantities:acres of Oriental rugs.
  3. a plowed or sown field.


Pronunciation: (ä'kru for 1 ä'kur, ā'kur for 2), [key]
— n.
  1. a state in W Brazil. 301,628; 58,900 sq. mi. (152,550 sq. km). Cap.: Rio Branco.
  2. a seaport in NW Israel: besieged and captured by Crusaders 1191. 38,700.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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