Word of the day
acre
  1. Noun
    • (obsolete) A field.
    • 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.
    • Similar units of area in other systems.
    • (informal, usually plural) A wide expanse.
    • (informal, usually plural) A large quantity.
    • (obsolete) The acre's breadth or length, English units of length equal to the statute dimensions of the acre: 22 yds (≈20 m) or 220 yrds (≈200 m).
    • (obsolete) A duel fought between individual Scots and Englishmen in the borderlands.
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Sentence of the day
  • Dangerous drivers are being targeted with an antispeeding campaign.