Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A port city of northern Israel on the Bay of Haifa. During the Crusades it changed hands many times between Christians and Muslims. Acre was assigned to the Arabs in the United Nations partition of Palestine in 1948 but was captured by Israel shortly thereafter.

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  • proper noun A port city in northern Israel.
  • proper noun A surname.
  • proper noun A state in north-western Brazil, bordering Peru and Bolivia.

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Examples

  • "If you doubt me, only ask Sir Sydney Smith; he'll talk to you about Acre for thirty-six hours on a stretch, without taking breath; his cockswain at last got so tired of it, that he nick-named him '_Long Acre_.'"

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 364, April 4, 1829

  • ACRE, Israel (Reuters) - The Israeli prime minister-designate visited the ancient port of Acre on Friday to call for calm between Jews and Arabs after two nights of clashes which revived fears that go to the heart of Israel's identity.

    English-writing Israeli-bloggers

  • I have received a letter from a prisoner in Acre prison, to the Arab summit:

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • I have received a letter from a prisoner in Acre prison, to the Arab summit:

    al-Nakba, the "catastrophe"

  • They owned little land, they had worked on neighboring kibbutzim and in Acre factories.

    The Arabs of Palestine

  • The Christian Arab schoolteacher had told me of a priest in Acre whom I should see, but I could not find him.

    The Arabs of Palestine

  • The Christian Arab schoolteacher had told me of a priest in Acre whom I should see, but I could not find him.

    The Arabs of Palestine

  • They owned little land, they had worked on neighboring kibbutzim and in Acre factories.

    The Arabs of Palestine

  • So they came to Ptolemais, which some called Acre, and they rode a weary way to Jerusalem, till the young King Baldwin of Jerusalem, the third of that name, came out to meet them with a very rich train.

    Via Crucis

  • In 1271, Edward proceeded to the Holy Land and rescued Acre from the Saracens, but nearly perished by the hand of an assassin.

    A Parallel History of France and England; Consisting of Outlines and Dates

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