HyperDic: region

English > 5 senses of the word region:
NOUNlocationregion, partthe extended spatial location of something
bodyregion, areaa part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
locationregiona large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
quantityregion, neighborhoodthe approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in 'in the region of')
cognitionregion, realma knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
region > pronunciation
Soundsriy'jhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > region: 5 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe extended spatial location of something.
Examples
  • "the farming regions of France"
  • "regions of outer space"
Synonympart
InstancesAchaeaA region of ancient Greece on the north coast of the Peloponnese
Appleton layer, F layer, F regionThe highest region of the ionosphere (from 90 to 600 miles up) which contains the highest concentration of free electrons and is most useful for long-range radio transmission
CynoscephalaeThe fields in Thessaly where in 197 BC the Romans defeated the Macedonians
D-layer, D regionThe lowest region of the ionosphere (35 to 50 miles up) that reflects low-frequency radio waves
DorisA small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken
Heaviside layer, Kennelly-Heaviside layer, E layer, E regionA region of the ionosphere (from 50 to 90 miles up) that reflects radio waves of medium length
TransylvaniaA historical plateau region in northwestern Romania that is separated from the rest of the country by the Transylvanian Alps
Witwatersrand, Rand, ReefA rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa
NarrowerEden, paradise, nirvana, heaven, promised land, Shangri-laAny place of complete bliss and delight and peace
Kuiper belt, Edgeworth-Kuiper beltA disk-shaped region of minor planets outside the orbit of Neptune
PapuaThe southeastern part of Papua New Guinea
SindA region of southeastern Pakistan
aerospaceThe atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole
airThe region above the ground
atmosphere, airThe mass of air surrounding the Earth
beltAn elongated region where a specific condition or characteristic is found
biosphereThe regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
black holeA region of space resulting from the collapse of a star
bottomThe lowest part of anything
county(United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
deep spaceAny region in space outside the solar system
depths(plural) the deepest and most remote part
distanceA distant region
extremityThe outermost or farthest region or point
heliosphereThe region inside the heliopause containing the sun and solar system
hell, hell on earth, hellhole, snake pit, the pits, infernoAny place of pain and turmoil
inside, interiorThe region that is inside of something
intergalactic spaceThe space between galaxies
interplanetary spaceThe part of outer space within the solar system
interstellar spaceThe space between stars
ionosphereThe outer region of the Earth's atmosphere
layerA relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
mare, mariaA dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
outside, exteriorThe region that is outside of something
radiusA circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius
sideA place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
topThe upper part of anything
vacuum, vacuityA region that is devoid of matter
zodiacA belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic
zoneAn area or region distinguished / distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic / characteristic
BroaderlocationA point or extent in space
Spanishparte, región
Catalanpart, regió
English > region: 5 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve.
Example"in the abdominal region"
Synonymarea
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 > region: 5 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningA large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth.
Example"penguins inhabit the polar regions"
InstancesFar EastA popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)
French West IndiesThe islands in the Lesser Antilles that are administered by France
Old WorldThe regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas
West, OccidentThe countries of (originally / originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
NarrowerantipodesAny two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth
area, countryA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
backwaterA place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring
biogeographical regionAn area of the Earth determined by distribution of flora and fauna
breadbasketA geographic region serving as the principal source of grain / grain
district, territory, territorial dominion, dominionA region marked off for administrative or other purposes
domain, demesne, landterritory over which rule or control is exercised
fieldSomewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected
field, field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operationsA region in which active military operations are in progress
geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
heartlandThe central region of a country or continent
irredenta, irridentaA region that is related ethnically or historically to one country but is controlled politically by another
northlandAny region lying in or toward the north / north
southlandAny region / region lying in or toward the south
testing ground, laboratoryA region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation / observation and practice and experimentation
theater of war, theatre of warThe entire land, sea, and air area that may become or is directly involved in war operations
unknown, unknown region, terra incognitaAn unknown and unexplored region
zone of interiorThe part of the theater of war not included in the theater of operations
BroaderlocationA point or extent in space
Spanishregiones, región
Catalanregió
Adjectivesregionalcharacteristic of a region
English > region: 5 senses > noun 4, quantity
MeaningThe approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in 'in the region of').
Example"it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job"
Synonymneighborhood
Broaderindefinite quantityAn estimated quantity
English > region: 5 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningA knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about.
Example "here we enter the region of opinion"
Synonymrealm
Broaderknowledge domain, knowledge base, domainThe content of a particular field of knowledge

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