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).
a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth.
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.
broadcast area noun
the area over which a radio or tv transmission can be received.
a place off to the side of an area.
a remote area.
disaster area noun
a region whose population is affected by a general disaster.
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.
the area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle.
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.
an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community).
a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet.
a dangerous place.
the place where some action occurs.
a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people.
an area where a number of shrubs are planted.
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.
3. region, area (noun)
a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve.
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.
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.
the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum).
area of the retina immediately surrounding the fovea.
the general region between the anus and the genital organs.
either the left or right half of a body.
the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts).
the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb.
the underside of the foot.
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.
the totality of surrounding conditions.
the sphere of work by women.
a sphere of activity involving effort.
an area of control or responsibility.
a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone.
5. area (noun)
a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function.
part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns.
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.
any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned.
a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game.
the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave.
dead-air space noun
an unventilated area where no air circulates.
dining area noun
an area arranged for dining.
a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose.
(sports) the area immediately in front of the goal.
the central area of a church.
an area where everything is visible.
(auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled.
(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).
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling.
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.
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 distance or area or volume over which something extends.
the area taken up by some object.
a surface area where something has been erased.
one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff.
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
of or relating to or involving an area
a passageway between buildings or giving access to a basement
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
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
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
absence of a reflex; a sign of possible nerve damage
a particular environment or walk of life
arena theater (noun)
a theater arranged with seats around at least three sides of the stage