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Definition of the noun acres

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  1. extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
    • examples: We own a few hundred acres between the three of us. | The pasture has an area of 10 acres. | The farm includes 160 acres. | The field measures more than 300 acres. | Each year, twenty-seven million acres of the tropical rainforests are destroyed. | You know that two nations are at war about a few acres of snow somewhere around Canada, and that they are spending on this beautiful war more than the whole of Canada is worth. | That pasture is ten acres. | The property must have been nearly a thousand acres all told. | Over the next fifteen years, architects, planners and community developers will work together to transform 346 acres of industrial wasteland into 6,500 homes, two shopping centres, a marina, a primary school and college, and parkland. | There are 640 acres in a square mile.
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of acres: demesne / estate / land / landed estate
    • more generic terms: immovable / real estate / real property / realty = property consisting of houses and land
    • more specific terms:
      • freehold = an estate held in fee simple or for life
      • glebe = plot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office
      • leasehold = land or property held under a lease
      • smallholding = a piece of land under 50 acres that is sold or let to someone for cultivation
      • homestead = land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law
      • feoff / fief = a piece of land held under the feudal system
      • barony = the estate of a baron
      • countryseat = an estate in the country
      • Crown land = land that belongs to the Crown
      • manor = the landed estate of a lord
      • seigneury / seigniory / signory = the estate of a seigneur
      • hacienda = a large estate in Spanish-speaking countries
      • plantation = an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale
      • entail = land received by fee tail


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acres

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Google previewSiskiyou National Forest (N.F.), West Indigo Timber Sales and Other Projects (1992)

Environmental Impact Statement

The estimated average effect of green tree retention on regeneration harvest acres is an 8.0 MBF decrease per acre. Alternative C The estimated effect on growth and yield is an average increase of 30.6 MBF per acre on the 249 regeneration ...

Google previewInequality in the Promised Land (2014)

Race, Resources, and Suburban Schooling by R. Lewis-McCoy

Rolling Acres is a promised land.1 It is a manicured suburb nestled in the midwestern United States that features a well-run and -resourced school district. Rolling Acres is the type of school district that families move to because of its strong ...

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopaedia; Or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge (1804)

Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy. Together with Descriptions of the Most Interesting Objects of Nature and Art; the History of Men and Animals, in a State of Health Or Disease; and Practical Hints Respecting the Arts and Manufactures, Both Familiar and Commercial, Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts in Five Volumes by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich, James Mease

same month; at which time the broad-cast was also hoed,with hoes of a proper size for the purpose, in order togive it every advantage: at harvest the crops of the respective four acres were separately reaped, each laid by itself in the barn, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of New Jersey (2004)

by Maxine N. Lurie, Marc Mappen

acres. Matawan Corson's Inlet. State Park: 341 acres. Ocean Township Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park: 4-456 acres, Burlington County. Hunterdon Counly. Mercer County. Middlesex ...

Google previewAppleton's Dictionary of New York and Vicinity (1904)

28% acres. University, University and Sedgwick avs., 2% acres. Van Cortlandt, Jerome and Mt. Vernon avs. to Broadway, and from a point north of Kingsbridge to the city line , 1,182 ...

Google previewHugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine 2001 (2010)

by Hugh Johnson

acres: Auxerrois, Bacchus, etc. Improving wines. Sparkling doing well. Davenport Rotherfield (E Sussex) Vines here and in Kent. Young winery: serious wines. Australian-trained winemaker. Started to win ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Water Science (Print) (2003)

by Bobby A. Stewart, Terry Howell

million acres of agricultural land were irrigated in the United States. This represents a new census-year high, with an additional 5.6 million acres (over 11%) over levels reported in the 1992 ...

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Hundred acres

Hundred Acres is an open air art display next to the Indianapolis Museum of art in Indianapolis IN.

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Small photo of Akko, Acre, Saint Jean d'Acres, ISRAEL : May 05, 2017 : Citadel and prison. Acre (Akko, Akre) is a city in the northern coastal plain region of northern Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. More...

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Quotes about Acres

It's just a little ranch. Thirty-five acres. In Texas, if it's not a thousand acres, it's considered a ranchette. (Betty Buckley)
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Scrabble value of A1C3R1E1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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