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acre

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Measurement
acrea‧cre /ˈeɪkə $ -ər/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TMa unit for measuring area, equal to 4,840 square yards or 4,047 square metres 🔊 They own 200 acres of farmland. 🔊 a 200-acre wood2 acres of space/room
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acreThey own 1500 acres of farmland.Only 865 acres were planned as open space under the old plan.a 2000-acre ranchSome work will begin this summer, when more than an acre of new copper roofing will be installed.Sometimes they stand completely isolated, surrounded by acres of fields.For the isolated detached property, situated in a few acres of land, is a cemetery lodge.It's a very large-well, there are five acres of land around the house.After fifty years, two hundred sculpted trees occupied three sloping acres at the shore of Lake Waban in Wellesley.She judged the garden to be about two acres in extent, and rejoiced anew at her amazing luck.
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