Meaning of “acre” in the English Dictionary

"acre" in British English

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acrenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeɪ.kər/ us /ˈeɪ.kɚ/

C2 a unit for measuring area, equal to 4,047 square metres or 4,840 square yards:

He's got 400 acres of land in Russia.

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  • The mansion is set in 90 acres of beautiful, unspoilt countryside.
  • The college is surrounded by 70 acres of parkland.
  • The Forestry Commission is responsible for preserving over 2 million acres of woodland.
  • Major wildfires have destroyed thousands of acres in Idaho, Oregon and Montana.
  • The field was about ten acres in size.
acreage
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˈeɪ.kər.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈeɪ.kɚ.ɪdʒ/

What acreage is (= how big is) her estate?

(Definition of “acre” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"acre" in American English

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acrenoun [ C ]

us /ˈeɪ·kər/

a unit for measuring area, equal to 43,560 square feet or 4047 square meters:

They bought half an acre of land to build their house on.
acreage
noun [ U ] us /ˈeɪ·kər·ɪdʒ/

Forest covers half the acreage.

(Definition of “acre” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"acre" in Business English

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acrenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeɪkər/ us MEASURES

a unit for measuring area, equal to 4840 square yards or 4047 square metres:

The companies all have more than 1,000 acres designated for heavy industry.

(Definition of “acre” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)