See also: Acre and âcre

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Etymology edit

From Middle English acre, aker, from Old English æcer (field where crops are grown), from Proto-West Germanic *akr, from Proto-Germanic *akraz (field), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field).

Cognate with Scots acre, aker, acker (acre, field, arable land), North Frisian ecir (field, a measure of land), West Frisian eker (field), Dutch akker (field), German Acker (field, acre), Norwegian åker (field) and Swedish åker (field), Icelandic akur (field), Latin ager (land, field, acre, countryside), Ancient Greek ἀγρός (agrós, field), Sanskrit अज्र (ájra, field, plain).

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acre (plural acres or (UK colloquial) acre)

  1. An English unit of land area (symbol: a. or ac.) originally denoting a day's ploughing for a yoke of oxen, now standardized as 4,840 square yards or 4,046.86 square metres.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      Buried within the Mediterranean littoral are some seventy to ninety million tons of slag from ancient smelting, about a third of it concentrated in Iberia. This ceaseless industrial fueling caused the deforestation of an estimated fifty to seventy million acres of woodlands.
    1. (Chester, historical) An area of 10,240 square yards or 4 quarters.[1]
  2. Any of various similar units of area in other systems.
  3. (informal, usually in the plural) A wide expanse.
    I like my new house - there’s acres of space!
  4. (informal, usually in the plural) A large quantity.
  5. (obsolete) A field.
  6. (obsolete) The acre's breadth by the length, English units of length equal to the statute dimensions of the acre: 22 yd (≈20 m) by 220 yd (≈200 m).
  7. (obsolete) A duel fought between individual Scots and Englishmen in the borderlands.

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Hypernyms edit

  • (100 carucates, notionally) See hundred
  • (the area able to be plowed by 8 oxen in a year) See carucate
  • (the area able to be plowed by two oxen in a year) See virgate
  • (the area able to be plowed by an ox in a year) See oxgang
  • (the area able to be plowed by an ox in half a season) See nook
  • (the area able to be plowed by an ox in 14 a season) See fardel
  • (10 acres, prob. spurious) acreme

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Descendants edit

  • Irish: acra
  • Norwegian Bokmål: acre
  • Malay: ekar

Translations edit

References edit

  • Robert Holland, M.R.A.C., A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Chester, Part I--A to F., English Dialect Society, London, 1884, 3

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Robert Holland, M.R.A.C., A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Chester, Part I--A to F., English Dialect Society, London, 1884, 2

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Etymology edit

Probably from Old Norse akr reenforced by Old English æcer (a field, land, that which is sown, sown land, cultivated land; a definite quantity of land, land which a yoke of oxen could plough in a day, an acre, a certain quantity of land, strip of plough-land; crop).

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Noun edit

acre f (plural acres)

  1. (historical) acre

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Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.kre/
  • Rhymes: -akre
  • Hyphenation: à‧cre

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Latin ācrem. Doublet of agro.

Adjective edit

acre (plural acri, superlative acerrimo)

  1. sharp, sour
    Synonyms: acido, agro, aspro
    Synonyms: amabile, dolce
  2. (by extension):
    1. penetrating (of a smell)
      Synonym: pungente
    2. shrill (of a sound)
      Synonym: stridente
  3. harsh, malevolent
    Synonyms: acido, aspro
    Synonyms: amabile, dolce
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Further reading edit

  • acre in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun edit

acre f pl

  1. plural of acra

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Latin edit

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

ācre

  1. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative singular of ācer

References edit

  • acre”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • acre in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • acre”, in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976), The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press

Middle English edit

Etymology 1 edit

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acre

  1. Alternative form of acorn

Etymology 2 edit

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acre

  1. Alternative form of aker

Norman edit

Etymology edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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acre f (plural acres)

  1. (Jersey) acre

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English acre. Doublet of åker.

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acre m (definite singular acren, indefinite plural acre or acres, definite plural acrene)

  1. an acre (an English unit of land area (symbol: ac.) originally denoting a day's plowing for a yoke of oxen, now standardized as 4,840 square yards or 4,046.86 square meters)
    • 1920, Jonas Lie, Samlede Digterverker IV, page 288:
      han havde kjøbt de 125,000 acres land af et kompani eller rettere en bande af svindlere
      he had bought the 125,000 acres of land from a company or rather a gang of scammers
    • 1936, Knut Hamsun, Ringen sluttet I, page 85:
      liten elendig farm, firti acres
      small miserable farm, forty acres
    • 1987, Richard Herrmann, Victoria, page 168:
      [glasshuset] dekket et område på 26 acres, som skulle bli over hundre norske mål
      [the glass house] covered an area of 26 acres, which was to be over a hundred Norwegian acres

References edit

  • “acre” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “acre” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • acre” in Store norske leksikon

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

 
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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English acre. Doublet of åker.

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Noun edit

acre m (plural acren)

  1. an acre (an English unit of land area (symbol: ac.) originally denoting a day's plowing for a yoke of oxen, now standardized as 4,840 square yards or 4,046.86 square meters)

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Old Irish edit

Noun edit

acre n

  1. Alternative spelling of acrae

Mutation edit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
acre unchanged n-acre
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

 

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Latin ācrem. Doublet of agre, agro, and ágrio.

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acre m or f (plural acres)

  1. sharp (unpleasantly acrid or tart in taste)

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from English acre. Doublet of agro.

Noun edit

acre m (plural acres)

  1. (measure) English or American acre, a unit of area about equal to 0.4 hectares
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  • geira (traditional Portuguese equivalent)

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acre

  1. feminine/neuter plural nominative/accusative of acru

Scots edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English aker, from Old English æcer (field; acre), from Proto-West Germanic *akr.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Northern) IPA(key): /ˈɑ(ː)kər/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈekər/
  • (Southern) IPA(key): /ˈjɪ̢kər/

Noun edit

acre (plural acres)

  1. An acre (unit of measurement).
  2. As a lineal measure.
  3. piece of ground.

Usage notes edit

The plural is acre when following a numeral.

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Verb edit

acre (present participle acrin')

  1. To let grain crops be harvested at a stated sum per acre.
  2. To be employed in harvesting grain crops at a stated sum per acre.

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Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈakɾe/ [ˈa.kɾe]
  • Audio (Venezuela):(file)
  • Rhymes: -akɾe
  • Syllabification: a‧cre

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Latin ācrem.

Adjective edit

acre m or f (masculine and feminine plural acres)

  1. bitter; acrid; pungent
  2. caustic
    Synonyms: cáustico, mordaz
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Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from English acre. Doublet of agro.

Noun edit

acre m (plural acres)

  1. English or American acre

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