Definition of Zone

1. Noun. A locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features.

Specialized synonyms: Island
Generic synonyms: Place, Spot, Topographic Point
Derivative terms: Zonary

2. Verb. Regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns.
Exact synonyms: District
Generic synonyms: Govern, Order, Regularise, Regularize, Regulate
Derivative terms: District

3. Noun. Any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude.
Exact synonyms: Geographical Zone
Specialized synonyms: Climatic Zone, Time Zone, Transit Zone
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Derivative terms: Zonary

4. Verb. Separate or apportion into sections. "Partition a room off"
Exact synonyms: Partition
Specialized synonyms: Screen Off, Separate Off
Generic synonyms: Divide, Separate
Derivative terms: Partition, Partition, Partitioning

5. Noun. An area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic.

6. Noun. (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure.
Exact synonyms: Zona
Generic synonyms: Anatomical Structure, Bodily Structure, Body Structure, Complex Body Part, Structure
Specialized synonyms: Zona Pellucida, Zonula, Zonule
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy

Definition of Zone

1. n. A girdle; a cincture.

2. v. t. To girdle; to encircle.

3. n. An area or part of a region characterized by uniform or similar animal and plant life; a life zone; as, Littoral zone, Austral zone, etc.

4. n. A girdle; a cincture.

5. v. t. To girdle; to encircle.

6. n. An area or part of a region characterized by uniform or similar animal and plant life; a life zone; as, Littoral zone, Austral zone, etc.

Definition of Zone

1. Noun. (context: geography now rare) 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). ¹

2. Noun. Any given region or area of the world. ¹

3. Noun. A given area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic, use, restriction, etc. ¹

4. Noun. (baseball) Short for the strike zone. ¹

5. Noun. (chiefly sports) A high performance phase or period. ¹

6. Noun. (networking) That collection of a domain's DNS resource records, the domain and its subdomains, that are not delegated to another authority. ¹

7. Noun. (context: Apple computing) A logical group of network devices on AppleTalk. ¹

8. Noun. (context: now literary) A belt or girdle. ¹

9. Noun. (geometry) The frustum of a sphere. ¹

10. Verb. To divide into or assign sections or areas. ¹

11. Verb. To define the property use classification of an area. ¹

12. Verb. To enter a daydream state temporarily, for instance as a result of boredom, fatigue, or intoxication; to doze off. ¹

13. Verb. To girdle or encircle. ¹

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Definition of Zone

1. to arrange in zones (areas distinguished from other adjacent areas) [v ZONED, ZONING, ZONES]

Medical Definition of Zone

1. 1. A girdle; a cincture. "An embroidered zone surrounds her waist." (Dryden) "Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound." (Collins) 2. One of the five great divisions of the earth, with respect to latitude and temperature. The zones are five: the torrid zone, extending from tropic to tropic 46 deg 56 min, or 23 deg 28 min on each side of the equator; two temperate or variable zones, situated between the tropics and the polar circles; and two frigid zones, situated between the polar circles and the poles. "Commerce . . . Defies every wind, outrides every tempest, and invades." (Bancroft) 3. 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. A band or stripe extending around a body. 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. 5. A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections. 6. Circuit; circumference. Abyssal zone. To girdle; to encircle. A straight line passing through the center of a crystal, to which all the planes of a given zone are parallel. Origin: F. Zone, L. Zona, Gr.; akin to to gird, Lith. Jsta to gird, Zend yah. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Zone

zonal necrosis
zonal pelargonium
zonal wind
zonary placenta
zone (current term)
zone-tailed hawk
zone-tailed hawks
zone centrifugation
zone defense
zone defenses
zone electrophoresis
zone fire
zone melting
zone of action
zone of avoidance
zone of fire
zone of inhibition
zone of interior
zone of optimal proportion

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