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acreage

[ey-ker-ij] /ˈeɪ kər ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
extent or area in acres; acres collectively.
2.
a plot of land amounting to approximately one acre:
They bought an acreage on the outskirts of town.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; acre + -age
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Examples for acreage
  • Allowing sub optimal land to go fallow does reduce the acreage of farmland in use, but it doesn't reduce the amount of farmland.
  • The game-ranch acreage is more than double the amount of land formally protected as national and provincial parkland.
  • We visit the field and wish to have some idea of its acreage.
  • Housing was affordable and convenient to the campus, and buying acreage in the country might even be possible.
  • As tech companies gobble up acreage, demand has pushed prices into the stratosphere.
  • If anything, an increase in forested acreage serves to help return us to a historical norm.
  • Mining limestone for use in roadway construction and agriculture continues, with additional acreage carved out each year.
  • Before us the vast acreage of junk cars stretched on beneath a sky that was the hazy bluish-gray of a blank video screen.
  • Even a huge factory won't eat up the acreage of a farm.
  • After all, more acreage could attract more females into the group or improves the chances of existing members.
British Dictionary definitions for acreage

acreage

/ˈeɪkərɪdʒ/
noun
1.
land area in acres
adjective
2.
(Austral) of or relating to a large allotment of land, esp in a rural area
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