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Definitions of area

  1. a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; " in the abdominal region"
  2. a subject of study; " it was his area of specialization"; " areas of interest include..."
  3. a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary ( usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); " it was a mountainous area"; " Bible country"
  4. 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.
  5. The inclosed space on which a building stands.
  6. An extent of surface; a tract of the earth's surface; a region; as, vast uncultivated areas.
  7. The superficial contents of any figure; the surface included within any given lines; superficial extent; as, the area of a square or a triangle.
  8. A spot or small marked space; as, the germinative area.
  9. Extent; scope; range; as, a wide area of thought.
  10. Any surface having bounds; the sunken space at the base of a building separating it from the street and affording light to the basement; extent; range; scope; region; tract.
  11. Any plane surface or inclosed space: the sunken space around the basement of a building: ( geom.) the superficial contents of any figure.
  12. An open space; superficial extent.
  13. An open space; a tract.
  14. Extent of surface.
  15. A small sunken basement court.
  16. Any plain surface included within limits; a vacant space about the sunken basement of a building; the superficial contents of any figure; a compass of ore allotted to diggers.
  17. Any enclosed or open space; an open space in front of or around a sunk flat of a building.
  18. A surface, as area opaca, area vasculosa.
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Usage examples for area

  1. This limits the area occupied to the valleys and to those hillsides where the streams can be diverted to the rice fields. – Japan by David Murray
  2. The place was a disaster area. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  3. This, he decided, was because its sides were not too high for its area. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  4. Such an amateur way of keeping watch and ward in such a vital area seemed hardly credible, but I learned afterwards that in those early days of the war that was one of the things which actually happened. – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  5. Ahead of them was the darkest area- the void he had seen before. – Freudian Slip by Franklin Abel
  6. It is possible, however, that the opening of the fireplace and the flue area are properly related, in which case it may be found that the trouble is due to the lack of a narrow throat and smoke shelf. – Making a Fireplace by Henry H. Saylor
  7. The crater measured about two miles across, and perhaps a third of its area was filled with water from a narrow channel leading to the sea. – The Image and the Likeness by John Scott Campbell
  8. The coast was clear, and he dropped into the area. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  9. Lockley was to get out of the area as soon as possible. – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  10. And as Lola descended and stood at the top of the area steps, she saw Fallaray go slowly up to the front door with rounded shoulders, as though he were Atlas with the weight of the world on his back. – The Rustle of Silk by Cosmo Hamilton
  11. I'll say one thing for the bay area. – The Flying Stingaree by Harold Leland Goodwin
  12. The European quarter covers a large area. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  13. " I had heard that you represented the State Department in this area, Mr. Ostrander, and have been somewhat surprised that you failed to make Tamanrasset your headquarters. – Border, Breed Nor Birth by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  14. If anyone was caught in this area, they were shot. – The Biography of a Rabbit by Roy Benson, Jr.
  15. There was with some a disposition to deny that there exists an area of knowledge to which the methods of metaphysicians and theologians might apply. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  16. Just what is this dead- area, sir? – The Sargasso of Space by Edmond Hamilton
  17. It covered an area of over two thousand square miles. – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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