[ey-ker] /ˈeɪ kər/
a common measure of area: in the U.S. and U.K., 1 acre equals 4,840 square yards (4,047 square meters) or 0.405 hectare; 640 acres equals one square mile.
Archaic. a plowed or sown field.
a unit of area used in certain English-speaking countries, equal to 4840 square yards or 4046.86 square metres
(NZ) farm the long acre, to graze cows on the verge of a road
(ˈɑːkrə). a state of W Brazil: mostly unexplored tropical forests; acquired from Bolivia in 1903. Capital: Rio Branco. Pop: 586 942 (2002). Area: 152 589 sq km (58 899 sq miles)
(ˈeɪkə; ˈɑːkə). a city and port in N Israel, strategically situated on the Bay of Acre in the E Mediterranean: taken and retaken during the Crusades (1104, 1187, 1191, 1291), taken by the Turks (1517), by Egypt (1832), and by the Turks again (1839). Pop: 45 600 (2001) Old Testament name Accho (ɑːˈkəʊ) Arabic name `Akka (ɑːˈkɑː) Hebrew name `Akko (ɑːˈkəʊ)
Old English æcer “tilled field, open land,” from Proto-Germanic *akraz “field, pasture” (cf. Old Norse akr, Old Saxon akkar, Old Frisian ekker, Middle Dutch acker, Dutch akker, Old High German achar, German acker, Gothic akrs), from PIE *agro- “field” (cf. Latin ager “field, land,” Greek agros, Sanskrit ajras “plain, open country”).
Originally in English without reference to dimension; in late Old English the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow in a day, afterward defined by statute as a piece 40 poles by 4, or an equivalent shape (5 Edw. I, 31 Edw. III, 24 Hen. VIII). Original sense retained in God’s acre “churchyard.”
A unit of area in the US Customary System, used in land and sea floor measurement and equal to 43,560 square feet or 4,047 square meters.
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).
noun 1. another name for a half-crown
[uh-lahyv] /əˈlaɪv/ adjective 1. having ; ; existing; not dead or lifeless. 2. living (used for emphasis): the proudest man alive. 3. in a state of action; in force or operation; active: to keep hope alive. 4. full of energy and spirit; : Grandmother’s more alive than most of her contemporaries. 5. having the quality […]
noun 1. (Brit, slang) another name for a half-crown
- Half a loaf is better than none
Something is better than nothing at all. Something is better than nothing, even if it is less than one wanted. For example, He had asked for a new trumpet but got a used one—oh well, half a loaf is better than none. This expression, often shortened, was already a proverb in 1546, where it was […]