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English Dictionary: God's acre by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
God's acre
n
  1. the yard associated with a church [syn: churchyard, God's acre]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Acre \A"cre\, n. [OE. aker, AS. [91]cer; akin to OS. accar, OHG.
      achar, Ger. acker, Icel. akr, Sw. [86]ker, Dan. ager, Goth.
      akrs, L. ager, Gr. [?], Skr. ajra. [fb]2, 206.]
      1. Any field of arable or pasture land. [Obs.]
  
      2. A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840
            square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English
            statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The
            Scotch acre was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish
            1.62 of the English.
  
      Note: The acre was limited to its present definite quantity
               by statutes of Edward I., Edward III., and Henry VIII.
  
      {Broad acres}, many acres, much landed estate. [Rhetorical]
           
  
      {God's acre}, God's field; the churchyard.
  
                     I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls The
                     burial ground, God's acre.                  --Longfellow.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   God \God\ (g[ocr]d), n. [AS. god; akin to OS. & D. god, OHG.
      got, G. gott, Icel. gu[edh], go[edh], Sw. & Dan. gud, Goth.
      gup, prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr.
      h[umac], p. p. h[umac]ta, to call upon, invoke, implore.
      [root]30. Cf. {Goodbye}, {Gospel}, {Gossip}.]
      1. A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and
            to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity;
            a deity; an object of worship; an idol.
  
                     He maketh a god, and worshipeth it.   --Is. xliv.
                                                                              15.
  
                     The race of Israel . . . bowing lowly down To
                     bestial gods.                                    --Milton.
  
      2. The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the
            Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah.
  
                     God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must
                     worship him in spirit and in truth.   --John iv. 24.
  
      3. A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good;
            an object of supreme regard.
  
                     Whose god is their belly.                  --Phil. iii.
                                                                              19.
  
      4. Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic
            power. [R.] --Shak.
  
      {Act of God}. (Law) See under {Act}.
  
      {Gallery gods}, the occupants of the highest and cheapest
            gallery of a theater. [Colloq.]
  
      {God's acre}, {God's field}, a burial place; a churchyard.
            See under {Acre}.
  
      {God's house}.
            (a) An almshouse. [Obs.]
            (b) A church.
  
      {God's penny}, earnest penny. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
  
      {God's Sunday}, Easter.
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