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

  • noun Area of land measured in acres.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The number of acres in a piece or tract of land; acres taken collectively; extent in acres: as, the acreage of farm-land in a country; the acreage of wheat sown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Acres collectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Size, as measured in acres.
  • noun An area of land measured in acres.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an area of ground used for some particular purpose (such as building or farming)


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  • Real estate advertisements in Australia use this term all the time, even though land here is measured in hectares. Granted, "hectareage" is a bit messy, but still, boo.

    September 12, 2007

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