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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Acre /ˈɑkɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·cre n.
 1. Any field of arable or pasture land. [Obs.]
 2. A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The Scotch acre was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish 1.62 of the English.
 Note:The acre was limited to its present definite quantity by statutes of Edward I., Edward III., and Henry VIII.
 Broad acres, many acres, much landed estate. [Rhetorical]
 God's acre, God's field; the churchyard.
 I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls
 The burial ground, God's acre.   --Longfellow.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking
      2: a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
      3: a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern
         Mediterranean [syn: Akko, Akka, Accho]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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).