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)
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.
An example of zone is blocking off a section of a highway with orange cones for repainting the lines.
A canal zone, cotton zone, demilitarized zone.
- 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.
There is a no-smoking zone that extends 25 feet outside of each entrance.
The white zone is for loading and unloading only.
A zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a continent.
That pitch was low and away, just outside of the zone.
- In a state of focused attention or energy so that one's performance is enhanced:A goalie who was in the zone throughout the playoffs.
- in a state that produces achievement with an extraordinary, often unlikely, degree of success
- to lose awareness of one's immediate surroundings or one's cares or troubles, as variously from daydreaming, the taking of drugs, etc.
Origin of zone
- Middle English one of the encircling regions of the earth from Latin zōna girdle, celestial zone from Greek zōnē
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin zōna, from Ancient Greek ζώνη (zōnÄ“, “girdle, belt")