What does Region mean?

Definitions for Region
ˈri dʒənRe·gion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. region, partnoun

    the extended spatial location of something

    "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"

  2. area, regionnoun

    a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

    "in the abdominal region"

  3. regionnoun

    a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

    "penguins inhabit the polar regions"

  4. region, neighborhoodnoun

    the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of')

    "it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job"; "the price is in the neighborhood of $100"

  5. region, realmnoun

    a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about

    "it was a limited realm of discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the occult"


  1. regionnoun

    Any considerable and connected part of a space or surface; specifically, a tract of land or sea of considerable but indefinite extent; a country; a district; in a broad sense, a place without special reference to location or extent but viewed as an entity for geographical, social or cultural reasons.

  2. regionnoun

    An administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country or the European Union.

  3. regionnoun

    Such a division of the city of Rome and of the territory about Rome, of which the number varied at different times; a district, quarter, or ward.

  4. regionnoun

    The inhabitants of a region or district of a country.

  5. regionnoun

    A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated.

    the abdominal regions

  6. regionnoun

    Place; rank; station; dignity.

  7. regionnoun

    The space from the earth's surface out to the orbit of the moon: properly called the elemental region.

  8. Etymology: From regiun, from regio, regionem, from regere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Regionnoun

    Etymology: region, Fr. regio, Lat.

    All the regions
    Do seemingly revolt; and, who resist,
    Are mock’d for valiant ignorance. William Shakespeare.

    Her eyes in heav’n
    Would through the airy region stream so bright,
    That birds would sing, and think it were not night. William Shakespeare.

    The upper regions of the air perceive the collection of the matter of tempests before the air below. Francis Bacon.

    They rag’d the goddess, and with fury fraught,
    The restless regions of the storms she sought. Dryden.

    The bow is bent and drawn, make from the shaft.
    —— Let it fall rather, though the fork invade
    The region of my heart. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    The gentleman kept company with the wild prince and Poins: he is of too high a region; he knows too much. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regionnoun

    one of the grand districts or quarters into which any space or surface, as of the earth or the heavens, is conceived of as divided; hence, in general, a portion of space or territory of indefinite extent; country; province; district; tract

  2. Regionnoun

    tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything; neighborhood; vicinity; sphere

  3. Regionnoun

    the upper air; the sky; the heavens

  4. Regionnoun

    the inhabitants of a district

  5. Regionnoun

    place; rank; station

  6. Etymology: [F. rgion, from L. regio a direction, a boundary line, region, fr. regere to guide, direct. See Regimen.]


  1. Region

    Region is most commonly a term used in terrestrial sciences and astrophysics. Among the different sub-disciplines of geography it is an area studied by regional geographers. Regions consist of subregions that contain clusters of like areas that are distinctive by their uniformity of description based on a range of statistical data, for example demographic, and locales. In astrophysics some regions have science-specific terms such as galactic clusters. In Geography, regions can be broadly divided by physical characteristics, human impact characteristics, and the interaction of Humanity and the environment. Geographic regions and subregions are mostly described by their imprecisely defined, and sometimes transitory boundaries, except in human geography where jurisdiction areas such as national borders are clearly defined in law. Apart from the global continental regions, there are also hydrospheric and atmospheric regions that cover the oceans, and discrete climates above the land and water masses of the planet. The land and water global regions are divided into subregions geographically bounded by large geological features that influence large-scale ecologies, such as plains and steppes, forested massifs, deserts, or mountainous regions. Subregions describe the areas within regions that are easily distinguished in both the geological and ecological observable features.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Region

    rē′jun, n. a portion of land: country: any area or district, with respect to fauna, flora, &c.: (Shak.) rank, dignity: (Shak.) the elemental space between the earth and the moon's orbit.—adj. Rē′gional, topical: local: topographical.—n. Rē′gionalism, sectionalism.—adv. Rē′gionally.—n. Regionā′rius, a title given to R.C. ecclesiastics who have jurisdiction over certain districts of Rome.—adjs. Rē′gionary; Rēgion′ic. [O. Fr.,—L. regio, regionisregĕre, to rule.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. region

    A specific, definite space, as distinguished from any other specific, definite space; as, East Aurora, Barren Island, Kalamazoo, Sea Grit, Beverly.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. region

    Any large tract of land or water on the earth's surface, having some feature common to every part of itself, and different from what exists elsewhere; as northern, southern, or intertropical region; mountainous region; region of perpetual congelation, &c.

Editors Contribution

  1. region

    A defined area or location for unity governmental purpose.

    The region were creating empowering developmental plans according to the chosen priorities.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  


  1. Region

    a space or area adjoining a specified point: a part of the body composed of a number of segments, as the head, the thorax, or the abdomen.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Region' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1063

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Region' in Written Corpus Frequency: #882

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Region' in Nouns Frequency: #293

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Region in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Region in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Region in a Sentence

  1. Lynn Holzman:

    We appreciate the historical significance of moving the entire championship to one region and want to acknowledge the work by the Women’s Basketball Committee and staff, our hosts, local organizers and ESPN that has allowed us to make plans for a successful 2021 championship, we’re fortunate to be working with San Antonio, which features one of the most experienced local organizing committees in the country, and our No. 1 priority is to focus on creating and implementing safety controls in an environment for student-athletes, coaches, administrators, officials and everyone else associated with the championship.

  2. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    Some people in the region are evidently panicking, we don't want to dominate the region. We are happy with our size and geography.

  3. Francis Kateh:

    Today is a day to celebrate but we should not forget what we have learned, as long as there are still cases in the sub-region, we are still not free.

  4. John Richardson:

    We have to be sophisticated in how we approach this so that we don’t force any of our partners into an uncomfortable position where they have to make tradeoffs that are not in their best interest, we would hope to have an approach that would... include us a primary partner but not necessarily to the exclusion of other partners in the region.

  5. Haley Brink:

    Monday and Tuesday, many locations across the central California valley record temperatures in the upper 90's and triple digits, this heat wave is forecast to stick around for the remainder of the week as a ridge of high pressure has set up over the region.

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    • B. disturb
    • C. attend
    • D. accompany

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