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area

 
Noun area has 6 senses
  1. area, country - 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"
    --1 is a kind of region
    --1 has particulars:
     arena; bed ground, bed-ground, bedground; broadcast area; center, centre, middle, heart, eye; corner; corner; disaster area; haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping ground; hearth, fireside; hunting ground; no-go area; no man's land; quadrant; quadrant; rain shadow; staging area; open, clear; free port, free zone; anchorage, anchorage ground; resort area, playground, vacation spot; block, city block; retreat; safety, refuge; danger; scene; section, plane section; section; shrubbery; space; tank farm; winner's circle; Bermuda Triangle
  2. sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena - 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"
    --2 is a kind of environment
    --2 has particulars:
     distaff; front; kingdom, land, realm; lap; political arena, political sphere; preserve; province, responsibility
  3. area - a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
    --3 is a kind of
    topic, subject, issue, matter
    --3 has particulars: gray area, grey area; territory
  4. area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
    --4 is a kind of
    structure, construction
    --4 has particulars:
     aisle; auditorium; box; breakfast area, breakfast nook; bullpen; chancel, sanctuary, bema; choir; corner, nook; dead-air space; dining area; goalmouth; hideaway, retreat; layby, lay-by, pull-off, rest area, rest stop; nave; orchestra pit, pit; panopticon; patio, terrace; press gallery; quad, quadrangle; room; second balcony, family circle, upper balcony, peanut gallery; storage space; threshing floor; turnaround
  5. area, region - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
    --5 is a kind of body part
    --5 has particulars:
     erogenous zone; hypochondrium; area of cardiac dullness; epigastrium; fovea, fovea centralis; parafovea; macula, macula lutea, macular area, yellow spot; cortical area, cortical region; perineum; side; cleavage; areola, ring of color; middle, midriff, midsection; waist, waistline; pubes, pubic region, loins; palm, thenar; thenar; sole; half-moon, lunula, lunule; groin, inguen; quick
  6. area, expanse, surface area - the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"
    --6 is a kind of extent
    --6 has particulars:
     acreage, land area; footprint; erasure; space, blank space, place; space; balk, baulk
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