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Definition 1: a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where area or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants

(area is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of area ) part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns

(... is a kind of area ) lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers

(... is a kind of area ) an area where everything is visible

(... is a kind of area ) usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence

(... is a kind of area ) (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled

(... is a kind of area ) (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on

(... is a kind of area ) an area (sometimes in a balcony) set aside for reporters (especially in a legislative hall)

(... is a kind of area ) designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily

(... is a kind of area ) a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings

(... is a kind of area ) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(... is a kind of area ) rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats

(... is a kind of area ) the area in any structure that provides space for storage

(... is a kind of area ) a floor or ground area for threshing or treading out grain

(... is a kind of area ) the central area of a church

(... is a kind of area ) an area where you can be alone

(... is a kind of area ) the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits

(... is a kind of area ) an area in an airport where arriving passengers can collect the luggage that has been carried in the hold of the aircraft

(... is a kind of area ) any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned

"the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box"

(... is a kind of area ) a place for light meals (usually near a kitchen)

"the breakfast nook had a built in table and seats"

(... is a kind of area ) a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game

(... is a kind of area ) area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing

(... is a kind of area ) the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave

(... is a kind of area ) an interior angle formed by two meeting walls

"a piano was in one corner of the room"

(... is a kind of area ) an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings

"the house was built around an inner court"

(... is a kind of area ) an unventilated area where no air circulates

(... is a kind of area ) an area arranged for dining

"they put up tents for the dining area"

(... is a kind of area ) a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose

(... is a kind of area ) (sports) the area immediately in front of the goal

(... is a kind of area ) an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around

Definition 2: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where area or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the area of a rectangle
  • it was about 500 square feet in area

Synonyms for area in the sense of this definition

(area is a kind of ...) the distance or area or volume over which something extends

"the vast extent of the desert" "an orchard of considerable extent"

(... is a kind of area ) an area of ground used for some particular purpose (such as building or farming)

"he wanted some acreage to build on"

(... is a kind of area ) the area taken up by some object

"the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches"

(... is a kind of area ) a surface area where something has been erased

"another word had been written over the erasure"

(... is a kind of area ) a blank area

"write your name in the space provided"

(... is a kind of area ) one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff

"the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"

(... is a kind of area ) the area on a billiard table behind the balkline

"a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"

(... is a kind of area ) (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid

Definition 3: a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve - [noun denoting body]

Samples where area or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the abdominal region

Synonyms for area in the sense of this definition

(area is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is a kind of area ) small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite

(... is a kind of area ) the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)

"young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"

(... is a kind of area ) the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips

(... is a kind of area ) the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs

(... is a kind of area ) the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers

(... is a kind of area ) the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb

(... is a kind of area ) the underside of the foot

(... is a kind of area ) the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail

(... is a kind of area ) the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals

(... is a kind of area ) the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts)

(... is a kind of area ) either the left or right half of a body

"he had a pain in his side"

(... is a kind of area ) the general region between the anus and the genital organs

(... is a kind of area ) any area of the body especially sensitive to sexual stimulation

(... is a kind of area ) an area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure

"you must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu"

(... is a kind of area ) the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium

(... is a kind of area ) a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs

(... is a kind of area ) the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum)

(... is a kind of area ) area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute

(... is a kind of area ) area of the retina immediately surrounding the fovea

(... is a kind of area ) a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision

(... is a kind of area ) any of various regions of the cerebral cortex

(... is a kind of area ) any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)

Definition 4: a subject of study - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where area or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was his area of specialization
  • areas of interest include...

(area is a kind of ...) some situation or event that is thought about

"he kept drifting off the topic" "he had been thinking about the subject for several years" "it is a matter for the police"

(... is a kind of area ) an intermediate area; a topic that is not clearly one thing or the other

(... is a kind of area ) an area of knowledge or interest

"his questions covered a lot of territory"

Definition 5: a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where area or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a mountainous area
  • Bible country

Synonyms for area in the sense of this definition

(area is a kind of ...) a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

"penguins inhabit the polar regions"

(... is a kind of area ) the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand

(... is a kind of area ) an area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties

(... is a kind of area ) place for vessels to anchor

(... is a kind of area ) an area where many people go for recreation

(... is a kind of area ) a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings

"he lives in the next block"

(... is a kind of area ) an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community)

"an ethnic neighborhood"

(... is a kind of area ) a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet

(... is a kind of area ) a safe place

"He ran to safety"

(... is a kind of area ) a dangerous place

"He moved out of danger"

(... is a kind of area ) the place where some action occurs

"the police returned to the scene of the crime"

(... is a kind of area ) a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people

"no section of the nation is more ardent than the South" "there are three synagogues in the Jewish section"

(... is a kind of area ) an area where a number of shrubs are planted

(... is a kind of area ) an area reserved for some particular purpose

"the laboratory's floor space"

(... is a kind of area ) an area used exclusively for storing petroleum in large tanks

(... is a kind of area ) a place where trouble exists or occurs regularly

(... is a kind of area ) a small area at a racecourse where awards are given to the owners of winning horses

(... is a kind of area ) a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water

"finally broke out of the forest into the open"

(... is a kind of area ) an area where troops and equipment in transit are assembled before a military operation

(... is a kind of area ) an area lying above the piedmont but below the timberline

(... is a kind of area ) an area on which a drove of cattle or sheep can sleep for a night

(... is a kind of area ) the area over which a radio or tv transmission can be received

(... is a kind of area ) an area that is approximately central within some larger region

"it is in the center of town" "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle" "they were in the eye of the storm"

(... is a kind of area ) a place off to the side of an area

"he tripled to the rightfield corner" "the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean"

(... is a kind of area ) a remote area

"in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"

(... is a kind of area ) a region whose population is affected by a general disaster

(... is a kind of area ) a frequently visited place

(... is a kind of area ) an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)

"they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"

(... is a kind of area ) an area in which game is hunted

(... is a kind of area ) an area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is forbidden

(... is a kind of area ) an unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies

(... is a kind of area ) the area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle

(... is a kind of area ) any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes

(... is a kind of area ) an area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it

(... is an instance of area) an area in the western Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes are supposed to have been mysteriously lost

Definition 6: a particular environment or walk of life - [noun denoting state]

Samples where area or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his social sphere is limited
  • it was a closed area of employment
  • he's out of my orbit

Synonyms for area in the sense of this definition

(area is a kind of ...) the totality of surrounding conditions

"he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

(... is a kind of area ) the sphere of work by women

(... is a kind of area ) a sphere of activity involving effort

"the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front" "they advertise on many different fronts"

(... is a kind of area ) a domain in which something is dominant

"the untroubled kingdom of reason" "a land of make-believe" "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"

(... is a kind of area ) an area of control or responsibility

"the job fell right in my lap"

(... is a kind of area ) a sphere of intense political activity

(... is a kind of area ) a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone

"medicine is no longer a male preserve"

(... is a kind of area ) the proper sphere or extent of your activities

"it was his province to take care of himself"

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