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Definitions of zone

  1. regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
  2. any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
  3. separate or apportion into sections; " partition a room off"
  4. ( anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
  5. an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
  6. a circumscribed geographical region characterized by some distinctive features
  7. To girdle; to encircle.
  8. 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.
  9. A series of faces whose intersection lines with each other are parallel.
  10. The aggregate of stations, in whatsoever direction or on whatsoever line of railroad, situated between certain maximum and minimum limits from a point at which a shipment of traffic originates.
  11. Any circular or ring- shaped area within which the street- car companies make no differences of fare.
  12. In the United States parcel- post system, any of the areas about any point of shipment for which but one rate of postage is charged for a parcel post shipment from that point. The rate increases from within outwards. The first zone includes the unit of area "( a quadrangle 30 minutes square)" in which the place of shipment is situated and the 8 contiguous units; the outer limits of the second to the seventh zones, respectively, are approximately 150, 300, 600, 1000, 1400, and 1800 miles from the point of shipment; the eighth zone includes all units of area outside the seventh zone.
  13. A girdle; a cincture.
  14. One of the five great divisions of the earth, with respect to latitude and temperature.
  15. 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.
  16. A band or stripe extending around a body.
  17. 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.
  18. A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.
  19. Circuit; circumference.
  20. One of the five great belts into which the surface of the earth is divided with regard to climate: including the torrid zone, which extends 23˚ 28' on each side of the equator; the two temperate zones, between the tropics and the polar circles, which are 23˚ 27' from the poles; and the two frigid zones, between th epolar circles and the poles; an area or region distinct from adjoining parts; as, during the World War, Germany established a danger zone for submarine warfare; in the United States parcel post system, one of the areas into which the country is divided with regard to rates of postage.
  21. Zoned.
  22. Zona ( 1). For the various zones in anatomy, see under zona.
  23. See Zona.
  24. A girdle: one of the five great belts into which the surface of the earth is divided.
  25. A girdle; belt; one of the five climatic divisions of the earth.
  26. A belt or girdle.
  27. One of five divisions of the earth's surface, bounded by lines parallel to the equator and taking their names from the prevailing climate.
  28. A belt, band, stripe, etc., distinguished by any characteristic.
  29. A girdle; a division of the earth with respect to the temperature of different latitudes; there being five zones, the torrid, two temperate, and two frigid zones; a band or stripe running round any object; circuit; circumference.
  30. A circular belt or girdle; one of the five great divisions of the earth with respect to latitude and temperature, marked out by the two tropics and the polar circles, and respectively named the torrid zone, north temperate zone, south temperate zone, north frigid zone, and south frigid zone; in math., the portion of the surface of a sphere included between two parallel planes; a band or stripe running round any object; a band or area encircling anything; circumference.
  31. An area characterized by a similar fauna or flora; a stratum or set of beds characterized by a typical fossil or set of fossils.
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Usage examples for zone

  1. It looked to them as though the alternatives were whether these few Americans should travel in the war- zone on neutral ships, or whether a great civilized nation like Germany should go under! – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  2. It was in the Balkans, long regarded as the zone of danger to European peace, that the war- clouds gathered and darkened rapidly. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  3. The road of shore drift is therefore the zone of the breaking waves. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  4. At a turn in the road the battle lay before us, and we were in the zone of fire. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  5. She held a lighted cigarette, and she stood just outside the zone of candlelight, watching me through narrowed eyes. – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  6. Those of a white colour, and with shorter and more regular periods, are most numerous in the region of the Milky Way; those that are small, with long periods and of a reddish hue, are more widely removed from that zone. – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard
  7. But Dark's wrecked ship drifted into a dangerous zone of meteor swarms where they couldn't follow." – The World with a Thousand Moons by Edmond Hamilton
  8. It is the great merit of Mr. Service's verses that they are literally alive with the stress and joy and agony and hardship that make up life out in the battle zone. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  9. And at last Frank, watch in hand, felt that the submarine was safely out of the danger zone. – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
  10. Finally, by crowding on all the possible power, so that the propellers and deflecting rudders forced the craft down, Tom was able to get out of the grip of the hurricane, and landed just beyond the zone of it on the ground. – Tom Swift and his Air Glider or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure by Victor Appleton
  11. During the Flanders fighting all this ground was still in the danger zone, though the enemy lost much of his direct observation after our first advance. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  12. We're out of the war zone, at least. – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
  13. As my cab pulled up in front, a black Land Rover was parked in a " Prohibido Estacionarse" zone by the front steps. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  14. The zone of mighty mountains rose sharp and clear before her. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  15. The colder air from both of these, then rushes towards the heated zone, to supply the place left vacant there by the ascent of its warm air. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  16. They took their time, now that they were beyond the fire zone. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  17. He constantly remained many miles in the rear of the advance column, and only once went into the danger zone, when he led a small commando south of the Tugela. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  18. You'll be asked to select your time zone. – Debian GNU/Linux: Guide to Installation and Usage by John Goerzen and Ossama Othman
  19. The natives of Mexico have practiced farming without irrigation for centuries- and modern methods are now being applied in the zone midway between the extremely dry and the extremely humid portions. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
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