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Definition of "area" []

  • A roughly bounded part of the space on a surface; a region: a farming area; the New York area. (noun)
  • A surface, especially an open, unoccupied piece of ground: a landing area; a playing area. (noun)
  • A distinct part or section, as of a building, set aside for a specific function: a storage area in the basement. (noun)
  • A division of experience, activity, or knowledge; a field: studies in the area of finance; a job in the health-care area. (noun)
  • An open, sunken space next to a building; an areaway. (noun)
  • Any flat, curved, or irregular expanse of a surface (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The extent of a two-dimensional surface enclosed within a specified boundary or geometric figure (noun)
  • The two-dimensional extent of the surface of a solid, or of some part thereof, esp one bounded by a closed curve (noun)
  • A section, portion, or part (noun)
  • Region; district; locality (noun)
  • A geographical division of administrative responsibility (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A part or section, as of a building, town, etc, having some specified function or characteristic (noun)
  • A sunken area, usually enclosed, giving light, air, and sometimes access to a cellar or basement (noun)
  • The range, extent, or scope of anything (noun)
  • A subject field or field of study (noun)
  • Any unoccupied or unused flat open piece of ground (noun)
  • The ground on which a building stands, or the ground surrounding a building (noun)
  • Any of the various regions of the cerebral cortex (noun)
  • Any part of a computer memory assigned to store data of a specified type (noun)

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Use "area" in a sentence
  • "D. C.-area drivers put up with a lot: Jam-packed roads, distracted drivers and bottlenecked highways, but cars swerving into oncoming traffic just to shave a few seconds off the morning commute is a bit much for some in Arlington - even by area standards."
  • "D. C.-area residents know how smart they are (a recent Brookings Institution report noted that area residents are the best educated in the country)."
  • "L. A.-area residents can determine if their home is within Sezmi's service coverage area at the startup's Web site."