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area definition

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This page has 30 definitions of area with English translations in 8 languages. Area is a noun. Examples of how to use area in a sentence are shown. Also define these 57 related words and terms: mathematics, measure, extent, surface, region, empty, unused, scope, range, object, concept, soccer, penalty box, penalty area, genitals, area, sand, grain, salt, xabre, saibro, beach, cove, areal, praia, arnela, land, ground, field, sector, level, vacant, place, town, house, building, spot, space, court, open, threshing floor, halo, sun, moon, bed, border, garden, fowling, floor, burying, church, yard, bald, head, baldness, área, and geometry.

See also: área, àrea, arẽa, and äreä

English area definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin area.

Pronunciation

Noun

area (plural areas or areæ)

  1. (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
  2. A particular geographic region.
  3. Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
    The photo is a little dark in that area.
    • Unused definition
      Not used. (1 of 2 unused definitions)
  4. The extent, scope, or range of an object or concept.
    • 2013 September-October, Rob Dorit, “Making Life from Scratch”, in American Scientist:
      Today, a new area of research that similarly aims to mimic a complex biological phenomenon—life itself—is taking off. Synthetic biology, a seductive experimental subfield in the life sciences, seems tantalizingly to promise custom-designed life created in the laboratory.
    The plans are a bit vague in that area.
  5. (Britain) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.
    • 1853, Charles Dickens, Bleak House, ch 4:
      This was so favourably received by the milkman and beadle that he would immediately have been pushed into the area if I had not held his pinafore while Richard and Mr. Guppy ran down through the kitchen to catch him when he should be released.
    • 1908, Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans":
      A minute later we were both in the area. Hardly had we reached the dark shadows before the step of the policeman was heard in the fog above. As its soft rhythm died away, Holmes set to work upon the lower door. I saw him stoop and strain until with a sharp crash it flew open. We sprang through into the dark passage, closing the area door behind us.
  6. (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2-2 Arsenal”, in BBC:
      Bendtner's goal-bound shot was well saved by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi but fell to Arsahvin on the edge of the area and the Russian swivelled, shaped his body and angled a sumptuous volley into the corner.
    • Penalty Box definition
      An enclosed bench where a player must remain for timed period (a penalty) that is assessed after an infraction. (1 of 3 penalty box definitions)
    • Penalty Area definition
      An area of a pitch or field, inside which a penalty is given to the offensive team if a foul is made by the defensive team.
  7. (slang) Genitals.
    • 2003 October 2, “The One Where Ross Is Fine”, in Friends, season 10, episode 2, NBC, spoken by Frank Buffay Jr. (Giovanni Ribisi):
      But what do I do when the third one runs at me with his bike helmet on? I got no more hands to protect my area!

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Afrikaans area definition

Noun

area (plural areas)

  1. area

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Galician area definition

Area longa ("Long beach"), O Vicedo, Galicia

Etymology

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese arẽa, from Latin arēnā (sand). Cognate with Portuguese areia and Spanish arena.

Pronunciation

Noun

area f (plural areas)

  1. sand (a grain)
  2. (figuratively) a grain of salt
  3. sand (collectively)
    Synonyms: xabre, saibro
  4. (dated) beach, cove
    Synonyms: areal, praia, arnela
    • Areal definition
      Of or pertaining to an area.
    • Praia definition
      beach (shore of a body of water, especially when sandy or pebbly)
    • Arnela definition
      root of a tooth

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References

  • area” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • area” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • area” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • area” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • area” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian area definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin ārea. Doublet of Italian aia (threshing floor).

Noun

area f (plural aree)

  1. area, surface
  2. land, ground
  3. field, sector

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Latin area definition

Etymology

Pronunciation

Noun

ārea f (genitive āreae); first declension

  1. a piece of level ground, a vacant place (esp. in the town)
  2. ground for a house, a building-spot
  3. (figuratively) a vacant space around or in a house, a court
    • Court definition
      An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different buildings; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley. (1 of 15 court definitions)
  4. (figuratively) an open space for games, an open play-ground
  5. (figuratively) a threshing floor
    • Threshing Floor definition
      The floor of a threshing house or similar area where grain is threshed.
  6. (figuratively) the halo around the sun or moon
    • Sun definition
      The star that the Earth revolves around and from which it receives light and warmth.
  7. (figuratively) a bed or border in a garden
  8. (figuratively) a fowling-floor
    • Floor definition
      The interior bottom or surface of a house or building; the supporting surface of a room. (1 of 17 floor definitions)
  9. (figuratively) a burying-ground, church-yard
  10. (figuratively) a bald spot upon the head, baldness
    • Baldness definition
      The condition or state of being (or becoming) bald.
  11. vocative singular of ārea

Declension

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ārea āreae
Genitive āreae āreārum
Dative āreae āreīs
Accusative āream āreās
Ablative āreā āreīs
Vocative ārea āreae

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Descendants

Noun

āreā f

  1. ablative singular of ārea

References

  • area in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • area in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • area in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • area in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • area in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • area in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  1. ^ Cohen, Paul S. (2014) , “Some Hittite and Armenian Reduplications and Their (P)IE Ramifications”, in Indo-European Linguistics

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Papiamentu area definition

Etymology

From Spanish área and English area.

Noun

area

  1. area

Portuguese area definition

Noun

area f (plural areas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of área
    • Área definition
      area

Swedish area definition

Etymology

From Latin area (literally vacant piece of level ground)

Noun

area c

  1. (geometry) area; a measure of squared distance.

Declension

Declension of area 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative area arean areor areorna
Genitive areas areans areors areornas