area area  /ˈɛ ri ə/


  1. (n) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
  2. (n) a subject of study
  3. (n) a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
  4. (n) a particular environment or walk of life
  5. (n) a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
  6. (n) the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary


  1. Featuring one of the most volatile social and religious dynamics in the country, the area is dotted with Shi'a urban centers surrounded by Sunni farming communities.
  2. The problem is particularly acute in Southern California, which has the heaviest air traffic of any area in the world.
  3. From 2000 to 2005, the Washington metropolitan area, of which Loudoun is part, added 359,000 jobs--much more than even such Sun Belt boomtowns as Phoenix, Ariz.


  1. Area residents graduate from Marist College

    Eight area residents graduated from Marist College the weekend of May 24.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Norwich Bulletin

  2. Area braces for possible severe weather

    The area is preparing for a weather system that carries a possibility of severe storms Thursday night.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 43 TV Hampton Roads

  3. Area roads reopen as flood waters recede

    Area roads closed by Mississippi River flooding continue to reopen as the waters recede. The Illino
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Belleville News-Democrat


  1. "I guess hindsight is 20/20," Peavy said. "We certainly would have shut it down even before Pittsburgh. Like I said, it was moving it around, this was almost in an area different than the other ones. So, I don't think anybody made any bad...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Jake Peavy Source: ESPN

  2. In yesterday's 220-word statement, Henry said that his handball in the build-up to William Gallas' goal had been "an instinctive reaction to a ball that was coming extremely fast in a crowded penalty area".
    on Nov 20, 2009 By: Thierry Henry Source: Independent

  3. "I think it's the best US Open setup that I've seen," said Phil Mickelson, who had a tee time later Thursday morning to start his quest for the second leg of the 2010 Grand Slam. "I think the one area of concern I have is the greens. They're...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Phil Mickelson Source: The Associated Press

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