acre

acre
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English æcer; akin to Old High German ackar field, Latin ager, Greek agros, and perhaps to Latin agere to drive — more at agent Date: before 12th century 1. a. archaic a field especially of arable land or pastureland b. plural lands, estate 2. any of various units of area; specifically a unit in the United States and England equal to 43,560 square feet (4047 square meters) — see weight table 3. a broad expanse or great quantity <
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  • acre — acre …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • ACRE — (Heb. עַכּוֹ, Acco, Akko; Ar. ﻋَﻜﺎَّ ʿAkkā; Ptolemais; St. Jean d Acre) coastal city in northern Israel situated on a promontory at the northern end of the Bay of Haifa, 14 mi. (23 km.) north of Haifa, in the Acre Coastal Plain. Ancient Acre… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ACRE — ou AKKA Ville et port de Palestine, qui apparaît dans l’Ancien Testament sous le nom de ‘Acco et au temps des Ptolémées d’Égypte sous celui de Ptolemaïs, époque où elle connut une certaine prospérité. Conquise par les Arabes en 636, elle fut… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Acre — • Syrian seaport on the Mediterranean • Also called Saint Jean d Acre Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Acre     Acre      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • âcre — ÂCRE. adj. des 2. g. Qui a quelque chose de piquant, de mordicant, de corrosif, etc. Une bile âcre. Il lui tomba une humeur âcre sur les yeux. Une pituite âcre. Le suc de cette herbe est âcre. Cela est âcre au goût, est d un goût âcre …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • acre — acre; acre·age; acre·man; mil·acre; staves·acre; wise·acre; con·acre; …   English syllables

  • Acre — A cre, n. [OE. aker, AS. [ae]cer; akin to OS. accar, OHG. achar, Ger. acker, Icel. akr, Sw. [*a]ker, Dan. ager, Goth. akrs, L. ager, Gr. ?, Skr. ajra. [root]2, 206.] 1. Any field of arable or pasture land. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of land …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acre — s. m. Medida agrária usada em alguns países com valores diferentes (o acre inglês e americano equivalem a 40,47 ares).   ‣ Etimologia: inglês acre acre adj. 2 g. 1. Cujo sabor é amargo, picante e corrosivo. = ACRO, AGRE 2. Cujo cheiro é forte e… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • acre — adjetivo 1. [Sabor, olor] que es fuerte y picante: Cuando hay un escape de gas hay un olor muy acre en toda la casa. 2. Que es muy desagradable y hostil: crítica acre, humor acre. sustantivo masculino 1 …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Acre — [ eikə] der; s, s , (aber: 5 ) <aus engl. acre, eigtl. »Acker«> engl. u. nordamerik. Flächenmaß (etwa 4 047 m2) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • acre — (n.) O.E. æcer tilled field, open land, from P.Gmc. *akraz field, pasture (Cf. O.N. akr, O.S. akkar, O.Fris. ekker, M.Du. acker, Du. akker, O.H.G. achar, Ger. acker, Goth. akrs), from PIE *agro field ( …   Etymology dictionary

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