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Definitions of region

  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 knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about; " it was a limited domain of discourse"; " here we enter the region of opinion"; " the realm of the occult"
  3. 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"
  4. the extended spatial location of something; " the farming regions of France"; " religions in all parts of the world"; " regions of outer space"
  5. a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; " penguins inhabit the polar regions"
  6. 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.
  7. Tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything; neighborhood; vicinity; sphere.
  8. The upper air; the sky; the heavens.
  9. The inhabitants of a district.
  10. Place; rank; station.
  11. A large section of land; a country or district; a part of the body; as, in the region of the heart.
  12. 1. A more or less arbitrarily limited portion of the surface of the body. 2. A portion of the body having a special nervous or vascular supply. 3. A part of an organ having a special function as the motor region of the brain.
  13. A portion of the body.
  14. A portion of land: country: district.
  15. A tract of land; country.
  16. A country; district; area.
  17. A tract of land or space of indefinite, but usually considerable extent; a country; a part of the body.
  18. A portion or space of territory of indefinite extent; a country; a district; a tract of space; any large tract of sea or land characterised by some features not found in other areas or parts; in anat., a part or division of the body.
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Quotes of region

  1. It's also natural in that part of the world to blame what people view as the... as the most important authority in the region and that currently is the United States of America. – John Abizaid
  2. I expect an energy bill to increase and diversify supply and stabilize energy prices- not drive up energy costs in one part of the country to subsidize energy in another region – Pete Domenici
  3. Recent action in Syria and Palestine also tell us that the awakening voices of democracy in those regions are occurring, and that those in that region are able to pursue it without being stifled by terrorists that are despotic. – Judd Gregg
  4. To make us a terrorist target in a region that is full of terrorism is dumb and unforgiveable. – John Hewson
  5. From time to time, the irresponsible acts of the Cuban government remind us that this is far more than about the freedom of one country, but it really is about the stability and security of the region and the national security interests of the United States. – Mel Martinez
  6. What we're doing is making sure that we have a safe and secure border region from San Diego all the way to Brownsville. And that means manpower, it means technology, it means infrastructure, it means interior enforcement. All, you know, kind of layered in appropriate ways, and making sure, like I said before, the border is safe and secure. – Janet Napolitano
  7. Those of us who actually were working in the region at the time will point out how strongly committed we were to supporting the democratic process and encouraging elections, in spite of the fact that a war was going on in several of these countries. – John Negroponte
  8. Whenever a total eclipse of the sun was visible in an accessible region parties were sent out to observe it. – Simon Newcomb
  9. Israel's willingness to cooperate closely with the U. S. in protecting American interests in the region altered her image in the eyes of many officials in Washington. – Yitzhak Rabin
  10. The format's better because it gives us a much stronger hand to play when going to the North Koreans unified, with our allies and partners in the region all of us saying the same thing: telling them their current course is unacceptable. – Mitchell Reiss
  11. Our talks in Paris tackled economic, democratic, security and political issues; we talked on means for combating terrorism, in addition to latest regional and international developments of mutual interest, especially those in region – Ali A. Saleh
  12. The attacks on the Paris Metro in the 1990s were committed by members of the local Muslim community, immigrants from the Maghreb region of North Africa. – Otto Schily
  13. I am optimistic that peace can be achieved in the region because I believe that every society on earth can be free and that if freedom comes to the Middle East, there can be peace. – Natan Sharansky
  14. What region of the earth is not full of our calamities? – Virgil
  15. America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses. – Woodrow Wilson

Usage examples for region

  1. He lives in the region of snow and ice, and his coat is all white. – The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo)
  2. I am surprised at seeing so few signs of natives in this region – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  3. You had really best relinquish your plan of visiting so inhospitable a region – The Lonely House by Adolph Streckfuss
  4. It was part of this strange and glorious desert region to her. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  5. Yes- 10th of August; I was in that region until 1st of September." – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  6. It gets away from the region of particulars, and knows itself by nature even better than by deed. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  7. The whole region before us, indeed, was especially Bryant's. – From the Easy Chair, series 2 by George William Curtis
  8. On either side of the Path of Total Eclipse is the region within which the eclipse was only partial, and the broken lines marked Begins at 3h. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  9. The letter stated that Red Troops were pressing Colonel Kazagrandi very hard in the region of Lake Kosogol. – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  10. It is a region of evil reputation. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  11. They are often alluded to by Homer, and other Poets, when they treat of the region of departed souls. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  12. And think she must; for she found herself in a region of human life so different from any she had hitherto entered, that in no other circumstances would she have been able to recognize even its existence. – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  13. So, too, here in the lovely Catskill region you will see a kind of beauty that nowhere else can be obtained. – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  14. Next in order is the region of pure mind, of which the Sun is lord. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  15. But how to get this enormous air- boat up to the region of hail? – Wonderful Balloon Ascents or, the Conquest of the Skies by Fulgence Marion
  16. Were we not assured that all the world is the Lord's, for He made it, we might be tempted to think such a wild region the kingdom of the Evil One. – The Monk and The Hangman's Daughter by Adolphe Danziger De Castro and Ambrose Bierce
  17. Fort du Portage or Little Fort Niagara, built about 1750, nine years before England conquered the region – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
  18. That we were now in a much- frequented region could be plainly seen by the numerous camping- grounds along the stream. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  19. I know little or nothing of the region about here. – Within The Enemy's Lines SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  20. They are the region of action and the region of thought. – Addresses by Phillips Brooks