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.
To define the property use classification of an area.
To enter a daydream state temporarily, for instance as a result of boredom, fatigue, or intoxication; to doze off.
- 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.
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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")
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