Definitions for zonezoʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

zonezoʊn(n.; v.)zoned, zon•ing.

  1. (n.)an area that differs in some respect, or is distinguished for some purpose, from adjoining areas, or within which distinctive circumstances exist or are established.

  2. any of five great divisions of the earth's surface, bounded by lines parallel to the equator and named according to the prevailing temperature.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  3. an area characterized by a particular set of organisms whose presence is determined by environmental conditions, as an altitudinal belt on a mountain.

    Category: Ecology

  4. a specific district, area, etc., within which a uniform charge is made for transportation or other service.

    Category: Transportation

  5. an area or district in a city or town under special restrictions as to the type of buildings that may be erected.

  6. Category: Horology

    Ref: time zone.

  7. any of the numbered districts into which a U.S. city or metropolitan area was formerly divided for expediting mail delivery.

    Category: Philately

  8. a particular portion of a football field or other playing area:

    defensive zone.

    Category: Sport

  9. Archaic. a girdle or belt; cincture.

    Category: Clothing

  10. (v.t.)to divide into zones.

  11. to divide (a city or town) into zones in order to enforce building restrictions.

  12. to mark with zones or bands.

  13. to encircle or surround with a zone.

  14. (v.i.)to be formed into zones.

  15. zone out, become inattentive or dazed.

    Category: Status (usage), Verb Phrase

Origin of zone:

1490–1500; < L zōna belt, girdle < Gk zṓnē

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. zone(noun)ʊn

    an area in which a particular activity happens

    a war zone


  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


  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.

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

Translations for zone

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an area or region, usually of a country, town etc, especially one marked off for a special purpose

a no-parking zone; a traffic-free zone.

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