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Area - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Area' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Area [ 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.
- The inclosed space on which a building stands.
- The sunken space or court, giving ingress and affording light to the basement of a building.
- An extent of surface; a tract of the earth's surface; a region; as, vast uncultivated areas.
- The superficial contents of any figure; the surface included within any given lines; superficial extent; as, the area of a square or a triangle.
- A spot or small marked space; as, the germinative area.
- Extent; scope; range; as, a wide area of thought.

Meaning of 'Area' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . area [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a subject of study
Example in sentence:
  • areas of interest include...;
  • it was his area of specialization
Meaning (2):
- a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
Example in sentence:
  • Bible country;
  • it was a mountainous area
Meaning (3):
- a particular environment or walk of life
Example in sentence:
  • he's out of my orbit;
  • his social sphere is limited;
  • it was a closed area of employment
Meaning (4):
- a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
Example in sentence:
  • in the abdominal region
Meaning (5):
- the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
Example in sentence:
  • it was about 500 square feet in area;
  • the area of a rectangle
Meaning (6):
- a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
Example in sentence:
  • the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants