Acre

Definition

  • A plot of land 180 by 242 feet is equal to one acre or 43,560 square feet (4,046.856422 square metres). An acre is equivalent to these other notable units of measurement: 1/640 square mile, 4840 square yards, 160 perches, 10 square chains or just over 2 and a half Canadian hockey rinks.

Synonyms
acreage, piece of land, unit of area, plot

Alternate Spellings
hectare

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Acre Foot (AF) Acronym,
    • The water or other material needed to cover an acre of land one foot deep. Equivalent to exactly 43,560 cubic feet.
  • Arpent Definition,
    • An area equal to about 0.845 acres, traditionally used in France, Quebec and Louisiana. Nowadays, hectares and acres are more commonly used measurements of area.
  • Hectare Definition,
    • An area equal to 100 meters by 100 meters
  • Land Definition,
    • The solid ground of the earth. This can include everything under it and over it. For example, Condominium Acts do divide land horizontally thereby limiting the vertical ownership.
  • Land Lot Definition,
    • A piece of land owned by an individual or entity.
  • Metes and Bounds Definition,
    • A surveyor's legal description of a parcel of land, defined by measurements and angles.
  • Plat Definition,
    • A map that shows a parcel of land and how it is subdivided into individual lots. Plat maps also show the locations of streets and easements.
  • Property Report Definition,
    • A legal disclosure that developers of timeshare properties are required to give to prospective buyers.
    • A legal document prepared by a surveyor that shows the locations of all visible public and private improvements relative to property boundaries.
  • Subdivide Definition,
    • To split something (like a plot of land) into smaller sections.
  • Survey (srvy) Abbreviation,
    • A map executed by a licensed surveyor, which sets down precisely the boundaries of a given property as well as improvements, references to known landmarks, and the property's notable features.
    As in surveyed land.
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