Zone meaning

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To girdle or encircle.
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(ecology) An area characterized by distinct physical conditions and populated by communities of certain kinds of organisms.
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(archaic) A belt or girdle.
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(mathematics) A portion of a sphere bounded by the intersections of two parallel planes with the sphere.
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(anatomy) An area or a region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic.
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(geology) A region or stratum distinguished by composition or content.
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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)

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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.

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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.

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(ecology) An area characterized by distinct physical conditions and supporting a particular type of flora and fauna.
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(anatomy) A ringlike or cylindrical growth or structure.
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(geology) A region or stratum distinguished by composition or content.
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(sports) A zone defense.
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To divide or designate into zones.
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To surround or encircle.
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An encircling band, stripe, course, etc. distinct in color, texture, structure, etc. from the surrounding medium.
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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.
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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.

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A district within which a uniform rate is charged, as by a transportation system.
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(archaic) A belt or girdle.
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(math.) A part of the surface of a sphere lying between two parallel planes that intersect the figure.
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(sports) Any of the areas into which a football field, basketball court, etc. is divided, as for defense.
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To mark off or divide into zones.
  • 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.
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(archaic) To surround with or as with a belt or zone; encircle.
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To mark with bands or stripes.
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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.
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(1) An administrative unit defined in a DNS server. It may refer to a single domain name or a subdomain. See zone file, DNS records and DNS.
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(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).
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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.

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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.

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A band or stripe extending around a body.
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(crystallography) A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.
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(baseball) Short for the strike zone.

That pitch was low and away, just outside of the zone.

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(chiefly sports) A high-performance phase or period.

I just got in the zone late in the game: everything was going in.

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(networking) That collection of a domain's DNS resource records, the domain and its subdomains, that are not delegated to another authority.
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(Apple computing) A logical group of network devices on AppleTalk.
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(now literary) A belt or girdle.
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(geometry) The frustum of a sphere.
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To divide into or assign sections or areas.

Please zone off our staging area, a section for each group.

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To define the property use classification of an area.

This area was zoned for industrial use.

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in 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.
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in the zone
  • in a state that produces achievement with an extraordinary, often unlikely, degree of success
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zone out
  • to lose awareness of one's immediate surroundings or one's cares or troubles, as variously from daydreaming, the taking of drugs, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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")

    From Wiktionary