Area Definition

Define what is Area?

1. area, country (noun)

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.
Synonyms: country

region noun
a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth.


arena noun
the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand.

high country noun
an area lying above the piedmont but below the timberline.

bed-ground, bed ground, bedground noun
an area on which a drove of cattle or sheep can sleep for a night.

broadcast area noun
the area over which a radio or tv transmission can be received.

center, middle, Centre, eye, heart noun
an area that is approximately central within some larger region.

corner noun
a place off to the side of an area.

corner noun
a remote area.

disaster area noun
a region whose population is affected by a general disaster.

hangout, haunt, stamping ground, resort, repair noun
a frequently visited place.

fireside, hearth noun
an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room).

hunting ground noun
an area in which game is hunted.

no-go area noun
an area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is forbidden.

no man's land noun
an unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies.

quadrant noun
the area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle.

quadrant noun
any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes.

rain shadow noun
an area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it.

staging area noun
an area where troops and equipment in transit are assembled before a military operation.

open, clear noun
a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water.

free port, free zone noun
an area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties.

anchorage ground, Anchorage noun
place for vessels to anchor.

playground, resort area, vacation spot noun
an area where many people go for recreation.

city block, block noun
a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings.

neighborhood noun
an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community).

retreat noun
a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet.

refuge, safety noun
a safe place.

danger noun
a dangerous place.

scene noun
the place where some action occurs.

section noun
a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people.

shrubbery noun
an area where a number of shrubs are planted.

space noun
an area reserved for some particular purpose.

tank farm noun
an area used exclusively for storing petroleum in large tanks.

winner's circle noun
a small area at a racecourse where awards are given to the owners of winning horses.

2. area (noun)

a subject of study.

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

matter, topic, issue, subject noun
some situation or event that is thought about.


gray area, grey area noun
an intermediate area; a topic that is not clearly one thing or the other.

territory noun
an area of knowledge or interest.

3. region, area (noun)

a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve.

  • in the abdominal region.
Synonyms: region

body part noun
any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity.


erogenous zone noun
any area of the body especially sensitive to sexual stimulation.

pressure point noun
an area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure.

hypochondrium noun
the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium.

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

epigastrium noun
the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum).

fovea, fovea centralis noun
area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute.

parafovea noun
area of the retina immediately surrounding the fovea.

macula lutea, macular area, macula, yellow spot noun
a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision.

cortical area, cortical region noun
any of various regions of the cerebral cortex.

perineum noun
the general region between the anus and the genital organs.

side noun
either the left or right half of a body.

cleavage noun
the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts).

ring of color, areola noun
small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite.

midriff, midsection, middle noun
the middle area of the human torso (usually in front).

waist, waistline noun
the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips.

loins, pubes, pubic region noun
the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs.

palm, thenar noun
the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers.

thenar noun
the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb.

sole noun
the underside of the foot.

half-moon, lunula, lunule noun
the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail.

groin, inguen noun
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.

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

4. arena, domain, sphere, orbit, area, field (noun)

a particular environment or walk of life.

  • his social sphere is limited.
  • it was a closed area of employment.
  • he's out of my orbit.
Synonyms: arena, domain, sphere, orbit, field

environment noun
the totality of surrounding conditions.


distaff noun
the sphere of work by women.

front noun
a sphere of activity involving effort.

kingdom, realm, Land noun
a domain in which something is dominant.

lap noun
an area of control or responsibility.

political arena, political sphere noun
a sphere of intense political activity.

preserve noun
a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone.

province, responsibility noun
the proper sphere or extent of your activities.

5. area (noun)

a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function.

  • the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants.

structure, construction noun
a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts.


aisle noun
part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns.

auditorium noun
the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits.

baggage claim noun
an area in an airport where arriving passengers can collect the luggage that has been carried in the hold of the aircraft.

box noun
any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned.

breakfast area, breakfast nook noun
a place for light meals (usually near a kitchen).

bullpen noun
a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game.

bema, chancel, sanctuary noun
area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing.

choir noun
the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave.

nook, corner noun
an interior angle formed by two meeting walls.

courtyard, Court noun
an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings.

dead-air space noun
an unventilated area where no air circulates.

dining area noun
an area arranged for dining.

enclosure noun
a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose.

goalmouth noun
(sports) the area immediately in front of the goal.

hideaway, retreat noun
an area where you can be alone.

nave noun
the central area of a church.

orchestra pit, pit noun
lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers.

panopticon noun
an area where everything is visible.

patio, terrace noun
usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence.

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

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

press gallery noun
an area (sometimes in a balcony) set aside for reporters (especially in a legislative hall).

lay-by, layby, pull-off, rest area, rest stop noun
designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily.

quadrangle, quad noun
a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings.

room noun
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling.

family circle, second balcony, upper balcony, peanut gallery noun
rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats.

storage space noun
the area in any structure that provides space for storage.

threshing floor noun
a floor or ground area for threshing or treading out grain.

turnaround noun
an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around.

6. surface area, expanse, area (noun)

the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary.

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

extent noun
the distance or area or volume over which something extends.


acreage, land area noun
an area of ground used for some particular purpose (such as building or farming).

footprint noun
the area taken up by some object.

erasure noun
a surface area where something has been erased.

blank space, space, place noun
a blank area.

space noun
one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff.

balk, baulk noun
the area on a billiard table behind the balkline.

plane section, section noun
(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid.

Nearby Terms

area 17 of Brodmann (noun)
the part of the occipital cortex that receives the fibers of the optic radiation from the lateral geniculate body and is the primary receptive area for vision

area bombing (noun)
an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target

area code (noun)
a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada

area of cardiac dullness (noun)
a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs

area unit (noun)
a system of units used to measure areas

areal (adjective)
of or relating to or involving an area

areaway (noun)
a passageway between buildings or giving access to a basement

areca (noun)
any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nuts

Areca catechu (noun)
southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)

areca nut (noun)
seed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia

Arecaceae (noun)
chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales

Arecidae (noun)
one of four subclasses or superorder of Monocotyledones; comprises about 6400 species in 5 families of trees and shrubs and terrestrial herbs and a few free-floating aquatics including: Palmae; Araceae; Pandanaceae and Lemnaceae

areflexia (noun)
absence of a reflex; a sign of possible nerve damage

arena (noun)
a particular environment or walk of life

arena theater (noun)
a theater arranged with seats around at least three sides of the stage