Base information:

  • Denotation: "tilled field, open land"
  • Root: æcer
  • Root Language: Old English
  • Type: free
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Word sums:

  • Acre + eme -> acreme
  • Acre + Man -> acreman
  • Acre + Less -> acreless
  • Acre + ed -> acred
  • Acre + s -> acres
  • Acre + age -> acreage
  • Acre + Able -> acreable

Notes:

  • In the word sum for acreage, it is odd that the <-age> suffix does not replace the single, final, non-syllabic <e>. It is possible that this word was once conceived of as a compound word made up of two bases, <acre> and <age>. Thus, the <a> in <age> would not replace the single, final, non-syllabic <e>. It is also possible that *acrage looked too much like the base <rage> with a prefix <ac-> and that the choice of <acreage> in spelling helps readers to better access the meaning of the word.