- The definition of a zone is an area, region or section which is used or restricted for a specified purpose.
- An example of a zone is an area where the typical weather allows specific vegetables to grow well there.
- An example of a zone is a section of the highway where construction is happening.
- An example of a zone is a portion of a parking lot designated only for handicapped parking.
- Zone is defined as to mark off or divide an area for a certain purpose.
An example of zone is blocking off a section of a highway with orange cones for repainting the lines.
- an encircling band, stripe, course, etc. distinct in color, texture, structure, etc. from the surrounding medium
- any of the five great latitudinal divisions of the earth's surface, named according to the prevailing climate: see Frigid Zone, Temperate Zone, Torrid Zone
- any area or region considered as separate or distinct from others because of its particular use, crops, plant or animal life, status in time of war, geological features, etc.: a canal zone, cotton zone, demilitarized zone
- any section or district in a city restricted by law for a particular use, as for homes, parks, businesses, etc.
- any space along a street or road restricted in a specified way, esp. by traffic regulations: “no parking” zone
- any of the numbered sections into which a postal area is divided, as in the ZIP Code system
- any of a series of ring-shaped areas concentric on a given point, each having a different parcel-post rate
- ☆ a district within which a uniform rate is charged, as by a transportation system
- time zone
- Archaic a belt or girdle
- Math. a part of the surface of a sphere lying between two parallel planes that intersect the figure
- Sports any of the areas into which a football field, basketball court, etc. is divided, as for defense
Origin of zoneFrench ; from Classical Latin zona ; from Classical Greek zōnē, a belt ; from zōnnynai, to gird ; from Indo-European an unverified form yosmen- ; from base an unverified form yos-, to gird from source Old Church Slavonic pojaśǫ, to gird
transitive verbzoned, zoning
- to mark off or divide into zones; specif.,
- ☆ to divide (a city, etc.) into areas determined by specific restrictions on types of construction, as into residential and business areas
- ☆ to limit to a certain use by designating as or placing in a zone (sense )
- to surround with or as with a belt or zone; encircle
- to mark with bands or stripes
in the zone☆
- a. An area or a region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic.b. A section of an area or territory established for a specific purpose, as a section of a city restricted to a particular type of building, enterprise, or activity: a residential zone.c. An area of a given radius within which a uniform rate is charged, as for transportation or shipping.
- a. Any of the five regions of the surface of the earth that are loosely divided according to prevailing climate and latitude, including the Torrid Zone, the North and South Temperate Zones, and the North and South Frigid Zones.b. A similar division on any other planet.c. Mathematics A portion of a sphere bounded by the intersections of two parallel planes with the sphere.
- Ecology An area characterized by distinct physical conditions and supporting a particular type of flora and fauna.
- Anatomy A ringlike or cylindrical growth or structure.
- Geology A region or stratum distinguished by composition or content.
- Sports A zone defense.
- Archaic A belt or girdle.
transitive verbzoned zoned, zon·ing, zones
- To divide or designate into zones.
- To surround or encircle.
Origin of zoneMiddle English, one of the encircling regions of the earth, from Latin zōna, girdle, celestial zone, from Greek zōnē.
A. North Frigid Zone
B. North Temperate Zone
C. Torrid Zone
D. South Temperate Zone
E. South Frigid Zone
- (geography, now rare) Each of the five regions of the earth's surface into which it was divided by climatic differences, namely the torrid zone (between the tropics), two temperate zones (between the tropics and the polar circles), and two frigid zones (within the polar circles).
- A given area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic, use, restriction, etc.
- There is a no-smoking zone that extends 25 feet outside of each entrance.
- The white zone is for loading and unloading only.
- A band or area of growth encircling anything.
- a zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a continent
- A band or stripe extending around a body.
- (crystallography) A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.
- (baseball) Short for the strike zone.
- That pitch was low and away, just outside of the zone.
- (chiefly sports) A high-performance phase or period.
- I just got in the zone late in the game: everything was going in.
- (networking) That collection of a domain's DNS resource records, the domain and its subdomains, that are not delegated to another authority.
- (Apple computing) A logical group of network devices on AppleTalk.
- (now literary) A belt or girdle.
- (geometry) The frustum of a sphere.
- circuit; circumference
(third-person singular simple present zones, present participle zoning, simple past and past participle zoned)
- To divide into or assign sections or areas.
- Please zone off our staging area, a section for each group.
- To define the property use classification of an area.
- This area was zoned for industrial use.
- To enter a daydream state temporarily, for instance as a result of boredom, fatigue, or intoxication; to doze off.
- I must have zoned while he was giving us the directions.
- Everyone just put their goddamn heads together and zoned. (Byron Coley, liner notes for the album "Piece for Jetsun Dolma" by Thurston Moore)
- To girdle or encircle.
From Latin zōna, from Ancient Greek ζώνη (zōnē, “girdle, belt”)
zone - Computer Definition
(2) A logical subnet in a Fibre Channel SAN network. Zones tie together groups of servers and storage devices for daily processing, but can be dynamically changed as required. For example, in order to enable periodic backups to storage devices outside the individual zones, the zones can be widened on the fly to reach them. See Fibre Channel.
(3) The term can be used for any subdivision of hardware and/or software.