|1.||a unit of area used in certain English-speaking countries, equal to 4840 square yards or 4046.86 square metres|
|a. land, esp a large area|
|b. informal a large amount: he has acres of space in his room|
|3.||(NZ) farm the long acre to graze cows on the verge of a road|
|[Old English æcer field, acre; related to Old Norse akr, German Acker, Latin ager field, Sanskrit ajra field]|
|1.||a state of W Brazil: mostly unexplored tropical forests; acquired from Bolivia in 1903. Capital: Rio Branco. Pop: 586 942 (2002). Area: 152 589 sq km (58 899 sq miles)|
|2.||Old Testament name: Accho, Arabic name: `Akka, Hebrew name: `Akko a city and port in N Israel, strategically situated on the Bay of Acre in the E Mediterranean: taken and retaken during the Crusades (1104, 1187, 1191, 1291), taken by the Turks (1517), by Egypt (1832), and by the Turks again (1839). Pop: 45 600 (2001)|
|acre (ā'kər) Pronunciation Key
A unit of area in the US Customary System, used in land and sea floor measurement and equal to 43,560 square feet or 4,047 square meters.
is the translation of a word (tse'med), which properly means a yoke, and denotes a space of ground that may be ploughed by a yoke of oxen in a day. It is about an acre of our measure (Isa. 5:10; 1 Sam. 14:14).