[ noun ] an area of ground used for some particular purpose (such as building or farming)
"he wanted some acreage to build on"
Used in print(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
The appeal of the suburb is particularly strong for heavy industry , which must move bulky objects along a lengthy assembly_line and wants enough land_area to do the entire job on one floor .
Today , according_to land economist Homer_Hoyt , shopping_centers and their associated parking_lots cover some 46000 acres of land , which is almost exactly the total land_area in all the nation 's Central Business_Districts put together .(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)
The large land_areas required for oxidation ponds made this type of treatment financially unattractive to the developer .