acker

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See also: Acker and Äcker

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin unknown; perhaps a variant of eagre.

Noun[edit]

acker (plural ackers)

  1. (regional, now rare) A visible current in a lake or river; a ripple on the surface of water.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 436:
      The wide lovely lake lay in dreamy serenity, fretted with green undulations, ruffed with blue, patched with glades of lucid smoothness between the ackers [...].

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant forms.

Noun[edit]

acker (plural ackers)

  1. Obsolete form of acre.

References[edit]

  • G. A. Cooke, The County of Devon

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Verb[edit]

acker

  1. First-person singular present of ackern.
  2. Imperative singular of ackern.

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch akker, from Proto-Germanic *akraz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros.

Noun[edit]

acker m

  1. field (for agriculture)
  2. acre

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • acker”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • acker”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929