EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACRES
In return for their acres they follow their new chief to war.
Thirteen acres, you see, for just one building; it's a farm.
Somewhere on these six hundred acres was the herd and it was his chore to find it and bring it in.
The consciousness of acres had passed away from his portly presence.
He'll sell ten acres for twenty dollars less'n he said last week.
They held about five acres, but provided no oxen for the manorial plough-team.
Fifteen hundred acres of coal land are owned in connection with these works.
By the end of the month, with these forty ploughs, some 750 acres had been broken up.
It contained about five acres, in the form of an irregular parallelogram.
A hide in England meant about 120 acres, though “the size of the acre varied.”
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."