HyperDic: area

English > 6 senses of the word area:
NOUNlocationarea, countrya particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
cognitionareaa subject of study
bodyarea, regiona part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
statearea, sphere, domain, orbit, field, arenaa particular environment or walk of life
artifactareaa part of a structure having some specific characteristic / characteristic or function
attributearea, expanse, surface areathe extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
area > pronunciation
Soundseh'riyah
RhymesAbyssinia ... zinnia: 217 rhymes with iyah...
English > area: 6 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
Example"it was a mountainous area"
Synonymcountry
InstancesBermuda TriangleAn area in the western Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes are supposed to have been mysteriously lost
Narroweranchorage, anchorage groundplace for vessels to anchor
arenaThe central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held
bed ground, bed-ground, bedgroundAn area on which a drove of cattle or sheep can sleep for a night
block, city blockA rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
broadcast areaThe area over which a radio or tv transmission can be received
center, centre, middle, heart, eyeAn area that is approximately central within some larger / larger region
cornerA place off to the side of an area
cornerA remote area
dangerA dangerous place
disaster areaA region whose population is affected by a general disaster
free port, free zoneAn area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties
haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping groundA frequently visited place
hearth, firesideAn area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)
high countryAn area lying above the piedmont but below the timberline
hunting groundAn area in which game is hunted
neighborhoodAn area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community)
no-go areaAn area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is forbidden
no man's landAn unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies
open, clearA clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
quadrantThe area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle
quadrantAny of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes
rain shadowAn area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it
resort area, playground, vacation spotAn area where many people go for recreation / recreation
retreatA place of privacy
safety, refugeA safe place
sceneThe place where some action occurs
sectionA distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
shrubberyAn area where a number of shrubs are planted
spaceAn area reserved for some particular purpose
staging areaAn area where troops and equipment in transit are assembled before a military operation
tank farmAn area used exclusively for storing petroleum in large tanks
trouble spotA place where trouble exists or occurs regularly
winner's circleA small area at a racecourse where awards are given to the owners of winning horses
BroaderregionA large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
Spanishárea, región
Catalanàrea
Adjectivesarealof or relating to or involving an area
English > area: 6 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA subject of study.
Examples
  • "it was his area of specialization"
  • "areas of interest include..."
Narrowergrey area, gray areaAn intermediate area
territoryAn area of knowledge or interest
Broadertopic, subject, issue, matterSome situation or event that is thought about
Spanishárea, campo, terreno
Catalanàrea, camp, terreny
English > area: 6 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningA part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve.
Synonymregion
Narrowerarea of cardiac dullnessA triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion)
areola, ring of colorsmall circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite
cleavageThe line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts)
cortical area, cortical regionAny of various regions of the cerebral cortex
epigastriumThe region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum)
erogenous zoneAny area of the body especially sensitive to sexual stimulation
fovea, fovea centralisarea consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute
groin, inguenThe crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals
half-moon, lunula, lunuleThe crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail
hypochondriumThe upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium
macula, macula lutea, macular area, yellow spotA small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
middle, midriff, midsectionThe middle area of the human torso (usually in front)
palm, thenarThe inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
parafoveaarea of the retina immediately surrounding the fovea
perineumThe general region between the anus and the genital organs
pressure pointAn area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure
pubes, pubic region, loinsThe lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs
quickAny area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
sideEither the left or right half of a body
soleThe underside of the foot
thenarThe fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb
waist, waistlineThe narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
Broaderbody partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
Spanishárea, región, zona
Catalanàrea, regió, zona
English > area: 6 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA particular environment or walk of life.
Example "it was a closed area of employment"
Synonymssphere, domain, orbit, field, arena
NarrowerdistaffThe sphere of work by women
frontA sphere of activity involving effort
kingdom, land, realmA domain in which something is dominant
lapAn area of control or responsibility
political arena, political sphereA sphere of intense political activity
preserveA domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
province, responsibilityThe proper sphere or extent of your activities
BroaderenvironmentThe totality of surrounding conditions
Spanishámbito, área, campo, dominio, esfera, órbita, terreno
Catalanàmbit, camp, domini, esfera, òrbita
English > area: 6 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA part of a structure having some specific characteristic / characteristic or function.
Example"the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
NarroweraislePart of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns
auditoriumThe area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits
baggage claimAn area in an airport where arriving passengers can collect the luggage that has been carried in the hold of the aircraft
boxAny one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned
breakfast area, breakfast nookA place for light meals / meals (usually near a kitchen)
bullpenA place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game
chancel, sanctuary, bemaarea around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir
choirThe area occupied by singers
corner, nookAn interior angle formed by two meeting / meeting walls
court, courtyardAn area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
dead-air spaceAn unventilated area where no air circulates
dining areaAn area arranged for dining
enclosureA structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed / enclosed for some purpose
goalmouth(sports) the area immediately in front of the goal
hideaway, retreatAn area where you can be alone
naveThe central area of a church
orchestra pit, pitLowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
panopticonAn area where everything is visible
patio, terraceusually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
pit(auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
pit(commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
press galleryAn area (sometimes in a balcony) set aside for reporters (especially in a legislative hall)
pull-off, rest area, rest stop, layby, lay-bydesignated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily
quad, quadrangleA rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings
roomAn area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
second balcony, family circle, upper balcony, peanut galleryrearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats / seats
storage spaceThe area in any structure that provides space for storage
threshing floorA floor or ground area for threshing or treading out grain
turnaroundAn area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishárea, zona
Catalanàrea, zona
English > area: 6 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningThe extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary.
Examples
  • "the area of a rectangle"
  • "it was about 500 square feet in area"
Synonymsexpanse, surface area
Narroweracreage, land areaAn area of ground used for some particular purpose (such as building or farming)
balk, baulkThe area on a billiard table behind the balkline
erasureA surface area where something has been erased
footprintThe area taken up by some object
section, plane section(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
space, blank space, placeA blank area
spaceOne of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff
BroaderextentThe distance or area or volume over which something extends
Spanishárea, superficie
Catalanàrea de superfície, àrea, superfície
Adjectivesarealof or relating to or involving an area

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