Definitions for region
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word region.
the extended spatial location of something
"the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
"in the abdominal region"
a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
"penguins inhabit the polar regions"
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"
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"
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.
An administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country or the European Union.
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.
The inhabitants of a region or district of a country.
A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated.
the abdominal regions
Place; rank; station; dignity.
The space from the earth's surface out to the orbit of the moon: properly called the elemental region.
Etymology: From regiun, from regio, regionem, from regere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
In geography, regions, otherwise referred to as zones, lands or territories, are areas that are broadly divided by physical characteristics (physical geography), human impact characteristics (human geography), and the interaction of humanity and the environment (environmental geography). Geographic regions and sub-regions are mostly described by their imprecisely defined, and sometimes transitory boundaries, except in human geography, where jurisdiction areas such as national borders are 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 features. As a way of describing spatial areas, the concept of regions is important and widely used among the many branches of geography, each of which can describe areas in regional terms. For example, ecoregion is a term used in environmental geography, cultural region in cultural geography, bioregion in biogeography, and so on. The field of geography that studies regions themselves is called regional geography. Regions are an area or division, especially part of a country or the world having definable characteristics but not always fixed boundaries. In the fields of physical geography, ecology, biogeography, zoogeography, and environmental geography, regions tend to be based on natural features such as ecosystems or biotopes, biomes, drainage basins, natural regions, mountain ranges, soil types. Where human geography is concerned, the regions and subregions are described by the discipline of ethnography.
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
tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything; neighborhood; vicinity; sphere
the upper air; the sky; the heavens
the inhabitants of a district
place; rank; station
Etymology: [F. rgion, from L. regio a direction, a boundary line, region, fr. regere to guide, direct. See Regimen.]
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
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, regionis—regĕre, to rule.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
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
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.
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
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'region' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1063
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Rank popularity for the word 'region' in Written Corpus Frequency: #882
Rank popularity for the word 'region' in Nouns Frequency: #293
The numerical value of region in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of region in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
We are going to continue and explore the regional connections of this kingdom, to see if we see any evidence for their connections with other kingdoms in the region, including Ancient Israel.
The weakening trend in Chinese import demand weighed heavily on exports across the rest of the region, we expect exports to remain under pressure.
What Trump is doing is bringing more instability to the region.
We receive messages from all over in which( soldiers) say that they're being sent again to Rostov for military exercises, those who have been there( to the Rostov region) before know that in actual fact it means Ukraine.
Two-thirds of the infections in the capital region are from Tokyo, and our concern is the spread of the infections to neighboring areas.
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Translations for region
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- منطقة, إقْليمArabic
- regióCatalan, Valencian
- Raum, Region, GegendGerman
- táj, vidékHungarian
- մարզ, շրջան, տարածաշրջանArmenian
- streek, gewest, gebied, regioDutch
- سيمهPashto, Pushto
- район, областьRussian
- oblast, krajišnik, predeoSerbo-Croatian
- region, traktSwedish
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