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4 letters words from 'acre'

ACER 6ACRE 6
CARE 6RACE 6

3 letters words from 'acre'

ACE 5ARC 5
ARE 3CAR 5
EAR 3ERA 3
REC 5 

2 letters words from 'acre'

AE 2AR 2
EA 2ER 2
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of acre

acre care arce race crae rcae acer caer aecr eacr cear ecar arec raec aerc earc reac erac crea rcea cera ecra reca erca

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word acre. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in acre.

Definitions and meaning of acre

acre

Alternative forms

  • aker (archaic)
  • acer (-er form, chiefly UK)

Etymology

From Middle English acre, aker, from Old English æcer (field where crops are grown), from Proto-West Germanic *ak(k)r, from Proto-Germanic *akraz (field), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field).

Cognate with Scots acre, aker, acker (acre, field, arable land), North Frisian ecir (field, a measure of land), West Frisian eker (field), Dutch akker (field), German Acker (field, acre), Norwegian åker (field) and Swedish åker (field), Icelandic akur (field), Latin ager (land, field, acre, countryside), Ancient Greek ἀγρός (agrós, field), Sanskrit अज्र (ájra, field, plain).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: āʹkə, IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.kə/
  • (General American) enPR: āʹkər, IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.kɚ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪkə(ɹ)

Noun

acre (plural acres)

  1. An English unit of land area (symbol: a. or ac.) originally denoting a day's plowing for a yoke of oxen, now standardized as 4,840 square yards or 4,046.86 square meters.
    1. (Chester, historical) An area of 10,240 square yards or 4 quarters.
  2. Any of various similar units of area in other systems.
  3. (informal, usually in the plural) A wide expanse.
  4. (informal, usually in the plural) A large quantity.
  5. (obsolete) A field.
  6. (obsolete) The acre's breadth by the length, English units of length equal to the statute dimensions of the acre: 22 yds (≈20 m) by 220 yds (≈200 m).
  7. (obsolete) A duel fought between individual Scots and Englishmen in the borderlands.

Synonyms

  • (approximate): day's math, demath
  • (Egyptian): feddan
  • (Dutch): morgen
  • (French): arpent, arpen, pose
  • (India): cawney, cawny, bigha
  • (Ireland): Irish acre, collop, plantation acre
  • (Roman): juger, jugerum
  • (Scottish): Scottish acre, Scots acre, Scotch acre, acair
  • (Wales): Welsh acre, cover, cyfair, erw, stang

Hypernyms

  • (100 carucates, notionally) See hundred
  • (the area able to be plowed by 8 oxen in a year) See carucate
  • (the area able to be plowed by two oxen in a year) See virgate
  • (the area able to be plowed by an ox in a year) See oxgang
  • (the area able to be plowed by an ox in half a season) See nook
  • (the area able to be plowed by an ox in 14 a season) See fardel
  • (10 acres, prob. spurious) acreme

Hyponyms

  • (14 acre) See rood
  • (1160 acre) lug, perch, (now chiefly Scottish) fall

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

  • Irish: acra
  • Norwegian Bokmål: acre

Translations

References

  • Robert Holland, M.R.A.C., A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Chester, Part I--A to F., English Dialect Society, London, 1884, 3

See also

  • international acre
  • north forty
  • US survey acre
  • Weights and measures
  • Wikipedia article on the acre
  • Hufe

References

Anagrams

  • -care, CERA, Care, Cera, Crea, Race, acer, care, e-car, race, race-

French

Etymology

Probably from Old Norse akr reenforced by Old English æcer (a field, land, that which is sown, sown land, cultivated land; a definite quantity of land, land which a yoke of oxen could plough in a day, an acre, a certain quantity of land, strip of plough-land; crop) .

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /akʁ/

Noun

acre f (plural acres)

  1. (historical) acre

Further reading

  • “acre” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • âcre, care, créa, race

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.kre/
  • Rhymes: -akre
  • Hyphenation: à‧cre

Etymology 1

From Latin ācre, neuter nominative singular of ācer (sharp). Doublet of agro.

Adjective

acre (plural acri, superlative acerrimo)

  1. sharp, sour
    Synonyms: acido, agro, aspro
    Synonyms: amabile, dolce
  2. (transferred sense):
    1. (of a smell) penetrating
      Synonym: pungente
    2. (of a sound) shrill
      Synonym: stridente
  3. harsh, malevolent
    Synonyms: acido, aspro
    Synonyms: amabile, dolce
Derived terms
  • acremente
Related terms
  • acredine

References

  • acre in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

acre f pl

  1. plural of acra

Anagrams

  • Arce, c'era, care, cera, crea, reca

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈaː.kre/, [ˈäːkrɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈa.kre/, [ˈäːkrɛ]

Adjective

ācre

  1. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative singular of ācer

References

  • acre in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • acre in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • acre in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press

Middle English

Etymology 1

Noun

acre

  1. Alternative form of acorn

Etymology 2

Noun

acre

  1. Alternative form of aker

Norman

Etymology

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Noun

acre f (plural acres)

  1. (Jersey) acre

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English acre, from Middle English acre, aker (field, acre), from Old English æcer (field where crops are grown, acre), from Proto-West Germanic *ak(k)r (field, open land; acre), from Proto-Germanic *akraz (field, open land), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field, pasturage), possibly from *h₂eǵ- (to drive). Doublet of åker.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈæɪ.kər/
  • Rhymes: -ər
  • Hyphenation: a‧cre
  • Homophone: eiker

Noun

acre m (definite singular acren, indefinite plural acre or acres, definite plural acrene)

  1. an acre (an English unit of land area (symbol: ac.) originally denoting a day's plowing for a yoke of oxen, now standardized as 4,840 square yards or 4,046.86 square meters)

References

  • “acre” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “acre” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • “acre” in Store norske leksikon

Anagrams

  • race

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English acre, from Middle English acre, aker (field, acre), from Old English æcer (field where crops are grown, acre), from Proto-West Germanic *ak(k)r (field, open land), from Proto-Germanic *akraz (field, open land), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field, pasturage), possibly from *h₂eǵ- (to drive). Doublet of åker.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈæɪ.kər/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

acre m (definite singular acren, indefinite plural acre or acres, definite plural acrane)

  1. an acre (an English unit of land area (symbol: ac.) originally denoting a day's plowing for a yoke of oxen, now standardized as 4,840 square yards or 4,046.86 square meters)

References

  • “acre” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Irish

Noun

acre n

  1. Alternative spelling of acrae

Mutation


Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈa.kɾɨ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈa.kɾi/
    • (South Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈa.kɾe/
  • Homophone: Acre
  • Hyphenation: a‧cre

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin ācre, neuter nominative singular of ācer (sharp), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱrós (sharp). Doublet of agre, agro, ágrio.

Alternative forms

  • agre

Adjective

acre m or f (plural acres, comparable)

  1. sharp (unpleasantly acrid or tart in taste)

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English acre, from Middle English acre, aker, from Old English æcer, from Proto-West Germanic *ak(k)r, from Proto-Germanic *akraz (field), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field). Doublet of agro.

Noun

acre m (plural acres)

  1. acre (unit of surface area)

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.kre/

Adjective

acre

  1. feminine/neuter plural nominative/accusative of acru

Scots

Alternative forms

  • aker, acker

Etymology

From Middle English aker, from Old English æcer (field; acre). Cognate with English acre; see there for more.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈekər], [ˈjɪkər]
  • (South Scots) IPA(key): [ˈakər], [ˈɛkər]

Noun

acre (plural acres)

  1. An acre (unit of measurement)

Usage notes

The plural is acre when following a numeral.

Verb

acre (third-person singular present acres, present participle acrin, past acrit, past participle acrit)

  1. To let grain crops be harvested at a stated sum per acre.
  2. To be employed in harvesting grain crops at a stated sum per acre.

References

  • Eagle, Andy, ed. (2016) The Online Scots Dictionary, Scots Online.

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈakɾe/, [ˈa.kɾe]

Etymology 1

From Latin ācer (genitive singular ācris). Cf. also agrio.

Adjective

acre (plural acres)

  1. bitter; acrid; pungent
  2. caustic
Derived terms
  • acremente
Related terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English acre. Doublet of agro.

Noun

acre m (plural acres)

  1. acre

Anagrams

  • arce, caer, cera, crea

Further reading

  • “acre” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a measure of land equivalent to 4840 square yards.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)