What does zone mean?

Definitions for zonezoʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. zone(noun)

    a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features

  2. zone, geographical zone(noun)

    any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude

  3. zone(noun)

    an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic

  4. zone, zona(verb)

    (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure

  5. zone, district(verb)

    regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

  6. partition, zone(verb)

    separate or apportion into sections

    "partition a room off"


  1. Zone(n.)

    any area to or within which a shipment or transportation cost is constant; specifically, in the United States parcel-post system, any of the areas about any point of shipment for which but one rate of postage is charged for a parcel post shipment from that point. The rate increases from within outwards. The first zone includes the unit of area

  2. Origin: [F. zone, L. zona, Gr. zw`nh; akin to zwnny`nai to gird, Lith. jsta a girdle, jsti to gird, Zend yh.]


  1. zone(Noun)

    Each of the five regions of the earth's surface into which it was divided by climatic differences, namely the torrid zone (between the tropics), two temperate zones (between the tropics and the polar circles), and two frigid zones (within the polar circles).

  2. zone(Noun)

    Any given region or area of the world.

  3. zone(Noun)

    A given area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic, use, restriction, etc.

  4. zone(Noun)

    Short for the strike zone.

    That pitch was low and away, just outside of the zone.

  5. zone(Noun)

    A high performance phase or period.

    I just got in a zone late in the game, everything was going in.

  6. zone(Noun)

    That collection of a domain's DNS resource records, the domain and its subdomains, that are not delegated to another authority.

  7. zone(Noun)

    A logical group of network devices on AppleTalk.

  8. zone(Noun)

    A belt or girdle.

  9. zone(Noun)

    The frustum of a sphere.

  10. zone(Verb)

    To divide into or assign sections or areas.

    Please zone off our staging area, a section for each group.

  11. zone(Verb)

    To define the property use classification of an area.

    This area was zoned for industrial use.

  12. zone(Verb)

    To enter a daydream state temporarily, for instance as a result of boredom, fatigue, or intoxication; to doze off.

  13. zone(Verb)

    To girdle or encircle.

  14. Origin: From zona, from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zone(noun)

    a girdle; a cincture

  2. Zone(noun)

    one of the five great divisions of the earth, with respect to latitude and temperature

  3. Zone(noun)

    the portion of the surface of a sphere included between two parallel planes; the portion of a surface of revolution included between two planes perpendicular to the axis

  4. Zone(noun)

    a band or stripe extending around a body

  5. Zone(noun)

    a band or area of growth encircling anything; as, a zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a continent; the Alpine zone, that part of mountains which is above the limit of tree growth

  6. Zone(noun)

    a series of planes having mutually parallel intersections

  7. Zone(noun)

    circuit; circumference

  8. Zone(verb)

    to girdle; to encircle

  9. Origin: [F. zone, L. zona, Gr. zw`nh; akin to zwnny`nai to gird, Lith. jsta a girdle, jsti to gird, Zend yh.]


  1. Zone

    Zone was an all-female pop rock band started in Sapporo, Japan in 1999. Although it initially started as a dance group, they turned to an all-female band. Zone has been categorized in a new genre called "bandol". The band was started by Studio RunTime and released their first single, "Good Days", under the major record label Sony Records, on February 7, 2001. The group has officially ended on March 2, 2013. Their most famous song is "Secret Base", released on August 8, 2001. The single sold about 744,000 copies on Japanese Oricon charts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Zone

    zōn, n. a girdle, a belt, a stripe of different colour or substance round anything: one of the five great belts into which the surface of the earth is divided: any continuous tract with particular characteristics.—v.t. to encircle, as with a zone.—n. Zō′na, a term in anatomy, &c., for a belt: herpes zoster.—adjs. Zō′nal, like a zone, arranged in zones: pertaining to the somites of an articulate or annulose animal; Zō′nary, resembling a belt or girdle; Zō′nate, marked with zones, belted; Zoned, wearing a zone, having zones; Zone′less, wanting a zone or belt.—n. Zō′nic, a girdle.—adjs. Zonif′erous, zoned; Zō′noid, like a zone.—n. Zō′nula, a small zone.—adj. Zō′nular, like a zone or zonule.—ns. Zon′ule, Zon′ulet, a little girdle. [L. zona—Gr. zōnē, a girdle—zōnnynai, to gird; akin to join, yoke.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. zone

    The region immediately surrounding a Limburger Cheese.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'zone' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3698

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'zone' in Nouns Frequency: #1184

Anagrams for zone »

  1. Enzo, Zeno, zeon


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zone in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Commissioner Pierre Moscovici:

    Greece's place in the euro zone is no longer in question, we need Greece in the euro zone.

  2. Kabeer Hashim:

    You cannot have land given on a freehold basis to another country in a high security zone. The project has to be completely looked at, When you sell land or give it in outright grant in a high security zone next to the port, it is a problem.

  3. John Allen:

    It's not just a no-fly zone in a place or ... whether it's in the air or on the ground. It's also a matter of timing as well, the intricacies and the complexities and the cost, frankly, in terms of resources, additional resources, of a no-fly zone or a safe zone are not insignificant.

  4. Mikhail Khodorkovsky:

    Putin doesn't need Donbass (east Ukraine). He wants to determine the fate of the world at talks with a U.S. President, putin is dreaming of getting a deal with the United States about a new-old order for the world, when the world is split on zone of influence. When you cannot interfere in someone else's zone. Not even to mention internal politics.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Many people often prefer the path of least resistance, and like to stay within their comfort zones. Stepping outside the comfort zone is uncomfortable for them, because of the uncertainty and chaos that may exist in the unfamiliar territory. And yet, real life often begins outside the comfort zone, and a whole new world always gets rediscovered only after going beyond the boundaries of status quo. Lest we forget, a star is often born out of colossal chaos and tremendous darkness. So, take a chance, and step outside the comfort zone - with complete confidence in yourself.

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