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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 (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), 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.
  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

Translations

See also

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

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

Etymology

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

Adjective

acre (masculine and feminine plural acri)

  1. sharp, sour
  2. harsh

Related terms

Anagrams

  • care, cera, c'era, crea, reca

Latin

Pronunciation

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

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

Norman

Etymology

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Noun

acre f (plural acres)

  1. (Jersey) acre

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈa.kɾɨ/
  • Hyphenation: a‧cre

Etymology 1

From Latin ācre, neuter nominative singular of ācer (sharp), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱrós (sharp).

Alternative forms

  • agre

Adjective

acre m or f (plural acres, comparable)

  1. sharp (having an intense, acrid flavour)

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).

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/

Etymology 1

From Latin acer, acre. 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)