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Definition of Acre


  1. Any field of arable or pasture land.
  2. A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The Scotch acre was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish 1.62 of the English.

Acre Quotations

Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it.
Samuel Beckett

I never wanted to become an actor. I always wanted to be a farmer and dreamt of owning half an acre of agriculture land.
Pawan Kalyan

Apart from the most obvious cases, like the Oriental Bittersweet vine, escaped from private gardens and smothering the mountains one acre at a time, the most painful proof of man's destruction is not what you can see right in front of you; it's what you will never see again.
Wil S. Hylton

An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
Red Auerbach

If you know how many acres you have sown of each kind of corn, inquire how much the acre the soil of that land takes for sowing, and count the number of quarters of seed, and you shall know the return of seed, and what ought to be over.
Robert Grosseteste
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Acre Translations

acre in Dutch is acre
acre in French is acre
acre in German is Morgen, Acker {m}
acre in Latin is ager (agri)
acre in Swedish is tunnland
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