Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Possessing much land.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Possessing much land.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • These are but specimens of the large-acred men of Illinois.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 43, May, 1861 Creator

  • London, on the contrary, people laugh at the idea of a man pluming himself upon such distinctions without a difference: in town we have baronets of all sorts -- the "Heathcotes, and such large-acred men," Sir

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 328, February, 1843

  • This ominous and horrid member of parliament, Squire Hazeldean's favourite county member, Sir John, was one of those legislators especially odious to officials, -- an independent "large-acred" member, who would no more take office himself than he would cut down the oaks in his park, and who had no bowels of human feeling for those who had opposite tastes and less magnificent means.

    My Novel — Volume 09

  • The elder of these two gentlemen is Mr. Carr Vipont, bald, with clipped parliamentary whiskers; values himself on a likeness to Canning, but with a portlier presence; looks a large-acred man.

    What Will He Do with It? — Complete

  • There are Smiths who are millionaires; Smiths who are large-acred squires; substantial baronets; peers of England, and pillars of the State.

    What Will He Do with It? — Complete

  • There are Smiths who are millionaires; Smiths who are large-acred squires; substantial baronets; peers of England, and pillars of the

    What Will He Do with It? — Volume 04

  • What you call a sacrifice, is none at all; I love England, but am not obstinately chain'd down to any spot of earth; nature has charms every where for a man willing to be pleased: at my time of life, the very change of place is amusing; love of variety, and the natural restlessness of man, would give me a relish for this voyage, even if I did not expect, what I really do, to become lord of a principality which will put our large-acred men in England out of countenance.

    The History of Emily Montague

  • If ever I live to be a large-acred man instead of a poor devil with a mortgaged allowance of pocket-money, I’ll have Adam for my right hand.

    Adam Bede

  • This ominous and horrid member of Parliament, Squire Hazeldean’s favorite county member, Sir John, was one of those legislators especially odious to officials — an independent "large-acred" member, who would no more take office himself than he would cut down the oaks in his park, and who had no bowels of human feeling for those who had opposite tastes and less magnificent means.

    The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II

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