Area meaning

âr'ē-ə
(UK) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.

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The definition of an area is a specific extent of land or space.

A football field, a parking lot and a living room floor are each an example of an area.

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A roughly bounded part of the space on a surface; a region.

A farming area; the New York area.

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A surface, especially an open, unoccupied piece of ground.

A landing area; a playing area.

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A distinct part or section, as of a building, set aside for a specific function.

A storage area in the basement.

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A division of experience, activity, or knowledge; a field.

Studies in the area of finance; a job in the health-care area.

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An open, sunken space next to a building; an areaway.
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The extent of a planar region or of the surface of a solid measured in square units.
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A level surface or piece of ground.
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A part of the earth's surface; region; tract.
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The measure of a bounded region on a plane or of the surface of a solid.
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A yard of a building.
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A part of a house, lot, district, city, etc. having a specific use or character.

Dining area, play area, commercial area.

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A part of any surface, as of an organism, or a particular zone, as of the cerebral cortex.
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Scope or extent, as of an operation.
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The extent of a surface or plane figure as measured in square units.
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(mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
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A particular geographic region.
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Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.

The photo is a little dark in that area.

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Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.

The plans are a bit vague in that area. My guts are a bit sore in that area.

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(soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
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(slang) Genitals.
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Origin of area

  • Latin ārea open space possibly akin to ārēre to be dry arid
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin area.
    From Wiktionary