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[ey-ker-ij] /ˈeɪ kər ɪdʒ/
extent or area in acres; acres collectively.
a plot of land amounting to approximately one acre:
They bought an acreage on the outskirts of town.
Origin of acreage
1855-60; acre + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web 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


land area in acres
(Austral) of or relating to a large allotment of land, esp in a rural area
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