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 for Acre
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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     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.
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     Note: The acre was limited to its present definite quantity
           by statutes of Edward I., Edward III., and Henry VIII.
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     Broad acres, many acres, much landed estate. [Rhetorical]
     God's acre, God's field; the churchyard.
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              I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls
              The burial ground, God's acre.        --Longfellow.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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: Acre, 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).

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ACRE, measures. A quantity of land containing in length forty perches, and
  four in breadth, or one hundred and sixty square perches, of whatever shape
  may be the land. Serg. Land Laws of Penn., 185. See Cro. Eliz. 476, 665; 6
  Co. 67; Poph. 55; Co. Litt. 5, b, and note 22.

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