Synonyms for acre

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I think every acre of land suitable for garden or field cultivation is taken.

"I wish I had an acre for every good thrashing I got when I was a boy," he commented drily.

It is a quiet spot, but without gloom, as befits "God's Acre."

Tableland there is none except little patches of less than an acre.

This was forty rods, or poles, and four of these furrows made up the acre.

A hide in England meant about 120 acres, though “the size of the acre varied.”

Gras gives 1.35 quarters as the acre produce, or nearly 11 bushels.

We offered ten shillings an acre for it, the then market-price.

"Eight bolls to the acre maybe, but no straw to spake of, sir," said Csar.

A high wall surrounded an inclosure of a quarter of an acre.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English æcer "tilled field, open land," from Proto-Germanic *akraz "field, pasture" (cf. Old Norse akr, Old Saxon akkar, Old Frisian ekker, Middle Dutch acker, Dutch akker, Old High German achar, German acker, Gothic akrs), from PIE *agro- "field" (cf. Latin ager "field, land," Greek agros, Sanskrit ajras "plain, open country").

Originally in English without reference to dimension; in late Old English the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow in a day, afterward defined by statute as a piece 40 poles by 4, or an equivalent shape (5 Edw. I, 31 Edw. III, 24 Hen. VIII). Original sense retained in God's acre "churchyard."

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