acreage etymology

English word acreage comes from English acre, English -age

Detailed word origin of acreage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
acre English (eng) (informal, usually plural) A large quantity.. (informal, usually plural) A wide expanse.. (obsolete) A duel fought between individual Scots and Englishmen in the borderlands.. (obsolete) A field.. (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 yrds (≈200 m).. An English unit of land area (symbol: a. or [...]
-age English (eng) Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.. Forming nouns indicating a charge, toll, or fee. Forming nouns indicating a place. Forming nouns indicating a process, action, or a result. Forming nouns indicating a rate. Forming nouns of a state or relationship.
acreage English (eng) An area of land measured in acres.. Size, as measured in acres.

Words with the same origin as acreage

Descendants of -age
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