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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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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 previewThe Southwestern Reporter (1920)

But to construe the Verb “is * * * sold,” where it occurs in the clause “most eastern fifty acres is the land sold to William,” as relating back to, Or as used in the same Sense as, the operative words of conveyance “convey and sell” in the granting ...

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 previewPoliticians in Purgatory (2014)

A DocuDrama of the Cold War by Kirsten E.A. Borg, Ph.D.

Surrounding the whole 320 acres is an outerwall decorated with elephants. Rule, Britannia Outside thefront gate, Rajpath is flanked by 2 adjacent blocks of the Secretariat Building, which houses various officials of the Raj. These, too,are ...

Google previewA Crisis of Community (2014)

The Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815-1848 by Mary Babson Fuhrer

Sixty acres is an approximation and varied depending on soil ...

Google previewAround Ballston Lake (2004)

by Katherine Q. Briaddy

Earl was an insurance Next to Three Acres is the parsonage of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of South Dakota Indians (2001)

by Donald Ricky

acres, upon any particular location, for a term of (5) consecutive years shall entitle the party to a patent for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nevada Indians (2000)

by Donald Ricky

acres, upon any particular location, for a term of (5) consecutive years shall entitle the party to a patent for forty ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rhode Island Indians (2001)

Indians of Rhode Island and Easterns (Sic) Woodlands by Donald Ricky

The United States, in consideration that the Wyandot nation of Indians shall and do hereby release, relinquish, and give up all claim to the said one hundred and forty-eight thousand acres of land agreed to be assigned and given to them by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Maryland (1999)

by Nancy Capace

received 100 acres of land. If the 'adventurer' transported fewer than five others, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1898)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature ; New Maps and Many Original American Articles by Eminent Authors ; with New American Supplement

Besides the usual provisions for granting school lands to every township, the act donated 500,000 acres of government land to the new state for public purposes. Among the grants were the following: For university purposes, 72 sections; for an ...

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Small photo of Scottsdale,Az,11-12-2017, The Island At Scottsdale Ranch is a neighborhood in Scottsdale. The development is located on 1,119 acres and houses a 42-acre, private lake.Small photo of UDAIPUR, INDIA - JANUARY 21, 2017: Pool at the Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel. Located on the bank of Lake Pichola the hotel has over fifty acres, which includes a twenty-acre wildlife sanctuary. More...

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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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