Definition of Area

1. Noun. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography). "Bible country"

2. Noun. A subject of study. "Areas of interest include..."
Generic synonyms: Issue, Matter, Subject, Topic
Specialized synonyms: Gray Area, Grey Area, Territory

3. Noun. A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve. "In the abdominal region"

4. Noun. A particular environment or walk of life. "He's out of my orbit"

5. Noun. A part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function. "The spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

6. Noun. The extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary. "It was about 500 square feet in area"
Exact synonyms: Expanse, Surface Area
Generic synonyms: Extent
Specialized synonyms: Acreage, Land Area, Footprint, Erasure, Blank Space, Place, Space, Space, Balk, Baulk, Plane Section, Section
Derivative terms: Areal

Definition of Area

1. n. Any plane surface, as of the floor of a room or church, or of the ground within an inclosure; an open space in a building.

Definition of Area

1. Noun. (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units. ¹

2. Noun. A particular geographic region. ¹

3. Noun. Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent. ¹

4. Noun. Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept. ¹

5. Noun. (British) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement. ¹

6. Noun. (soccer) penalty box; penalty area ¹

7. Noun. (slang) genitals ¹

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Definition of Area

1. a particular extent of space or surface [n -S] : AREAL [adj], AREALLY [adv] / a section of the cerebral cortex having a specific function [n AREAE]

Medical Definition of Area

1. Origin: L. Area a broad piece of level gro. Cf. Are. 1. Any plane surface, as of the floor of a room or church, or of the ground within an inclosure; an open space in a building. "The Alban lake . . . Looks like the area of some vast amphitheater." (Addison) 2. The inclosed space on which a building stands. 3. The sunken space or court, giving ingress and affording light to the basement of a building. 4. An extent of surface; a tract of the earth's surface; a region; as, vast uncultivated areas. 5. The superficial contents of any figure; the surface included within any given lines; superficial extent; as, the area of a square or a triangle. 6. A spot or small marked space; as, the germinative area. 7. Extent; scope; range; as, a wide area of thought. "The largest area of human history and man's common nature." (F. Harrison) Dry area. See Dry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Area

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are you allergic to any medications
are you deaf
are you married
are you religious
are you single
are you taking any medications
are your ears burning
area acustica
area bombing
area centralis
area cochleae
area code
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area cribrosa papillae renalis
area gastrica
area health education centres
area intercondylaris anterior tibiae
area intercondylaris posterior tibiae
area nervi facialis
area nuda hepatis

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