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Meaning of area by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -ɛəriə


    From Latin area .


    area ( plural: areas or areæ )

    1. ( mathematics ) A measure of the extent of a planar region, or of the surface of a solid; it is measured in square units
    2. A particular geographic region .
    3. Any particular extent of surface .
      The photo is a little dark in that area .
    4. 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 .
    5. ( UK ) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement

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    • æra

Explanation of area by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

    2. the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants
    3. the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary

    4. the area of a rectangle
      it was about 500 square feet in area
    5. a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

    6. a subject of study

    7. it was his area of specialization
      areas of interest include...
    8. a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary ( usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography )

    9. it was a mountainous area
    10. a particular environment or walk of life

    11. it was a closed area of employment

    Definition of area by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Area ( āreȧ; 277 ), n.; pl. Areas ( -ȧz ) . [L. area a broad piece of level ground. Cf. Are, n.]
      1. Any plane surface, as of the floor of a room or church, or of the ground within an inclosure; an open space in a building.

      The Alban lake . . . looks like the area of some vast amphitheater. Addison.

      2. The inclosed space on which a building stands.

      3. The sunken space or court, giving ingress and affording light to the basement of a building.

      4. An extent of surface; a tract of the earth's surface; a region; as, “vast uncultivated areas”.

      5. ( Geom. ) The superficial contents of any figure; the surface included within any given lines; superficial extent; as, “the area of a square or a triangle”.

      6. ( Biol. ) A spot or small marked space; as, “the germinative area”.

      7. Extent; scope; range; as, “a wide area of thought”.

      The largest area of human history and man's common nature. F. Harrison.

      Dry area. See under Dry.