a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
"it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
a subject of study
"it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
"in the abdominal region"
sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena(noun)
a particular environment or walk of life
"his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit"
a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
"the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
area, expanse, surface area(noun)
the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
"the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"
A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
A particular geographic region.
Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
The photo is a little dark in that area.
Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.
An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.
penalty box; penalty area
Origin: From area.
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 inclosed space on which a building stands
the sunken space or court, giving ingress and affording light to the basement of a building
an extent of surface; a tract of the earth's surface; a region; as, vast uncultivated areas
the superficial contents of any figure; the surface included within any given lines; superficial extent; as, the area of a square or a triangle
a spot or small marked space; as, the germinative area
extent; scope; range; as, a wide area of thought
Origin: [L. area a broad piece of level ground. Cf. Are, n.]
Area is a quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional surface or shape, or planar lamina, in the plane. Area can be understood as the amount of material with a given thickness that would be necessary to fashion a model of the shape, or the amount of paint necessary to cover the surface with a single coat. It is the two-dimensional analog of the length of a curve or the volume of a solid. The area of a shape can be measured by comparing the shape to squares of a fixed size. In the International System of Units, the standard unit of area is the square metre, which is the area of a square whose sides are one metre long. A shape with an area of three square metres would have the same area as three such squares. In mathematics, the unit square is defined to have area one, and the area of any other shape or surface is a dimensionless real number. There are several well-known formulas for the areas of simple shapes such as triangles, rectangles, and circles. Using these formulas, the area of any polygon can be found by dividing the polygon into triangles. For shapes with curved boundary, calculus is usually required to compute the area. Indeed, the problem of determining the area of plane figures was a major motivation for the historical development of calculus.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ā′rē-a, n. any plane surface or enclosed space: the sunken space around the basement of a building: (fig.) extent conceived by the mind: (geom.) the superficial contents of any figure. [L. area.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'area' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #246
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'area' in Written Corpus Frequency: #295
Rank popularity for the word 'area' in Nouns Frequency: #21
The numerical value of area in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of area in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The area I am banned from is way larger than the injunction area, i will discuss with my lawyer whether we appeal or not.
You could actually swab the victim's genital area and the suspect's genital area and see if the bacteria's transferred or not.
Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.
Our troops had ran into him while on patrol in the area, we recovered a rifle and a handgun near the area where we found the boy.
Keep this in perspective, cape May County area was the least flooded area during Hurricane Sandy and had almost no damage in Cape May County area.
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Translations for area
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- област, повърхнина, площ, пространство, районBulgarian
- àreaCatalan, Valencian
- plocha, oblastCzech
- areal, flademålDanish
- Oberfläche, GebietGerman
- εμβαδό, διάσταση, μερίδα, περιοχή, έκταση, τμήμα, εμβαδόν, επιφάνεια υπογείωνGreek
- ejo, areoEsperanto
- área, regiónSpanish
- alue, pinta-alaFinnish
- farsaingeachd, àrainnScottish Gaelic
- 地下勝手口, 面積, 領域Japanese
- 지하출입구, 범위, 부분, 면적, 지역, 분야, 공간Korean
- FlächLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- keluasan, luasMalay
- oppervlakte, gebied, regio, streekDutch
- flateviddNorwegian Nynorsk
- område, arealNorwegian
- obszar, dziedzina, powierzchniaPolish
- área, região, rebaixo, lugarPortuguese
- areal, arii, arie, zonă, suprafațăRomanian
- район, площадь, областьRussian
- område, área, ytaSwedish
- alan, bölgeTurkish
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