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region definition

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This page has 25 definitions of region with English translations in 9 languages. Region is a noun. Examples of how to use region in a sentence are shown. Also define these 54 related words and terms: considerable, connected, part, space, surface, tract, land, sea, indefinite, extent, country, district, reference, location, entity, geographical, social, cultural, administrative, subdivision, city, territory, division, Rome, quarter, ward, European Union, Chile, province, county, municipality, administrative region, prefecture, inhabitant, anatomy, body, place, rank, station, dignity, orbit, moon, region, daerah, kawasan, regioun, area, rejon, obszar, dzielnica, obwód, kraina, derogatory, and Yugoslavia.

See also: Region, región, and région

English region definition

Etymology

From Middle English regioun, from Anglo-Norman regiun, from Latin regiō, from regō.

Pronunciation

Noun

region (plural regions)

  1. Any considerable and connected part of a space or surface; specifically, a tract of land or sea of considerable but indefinite extent; a country; a district; in a broad sense, a place without special reference to location or extent but viewed as an entity for geographical, social or cultural reasons.
    the equatorial regions
    the temperate regions
    the polar regions
    the upper regions of the atmosphere
    • Cultural definition
      Pertaining to culture.
  2. An administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country.
    1. (historical) Such a division of the city of Rome and of the territory about Rome, of which the number varied at different times; a district, quarter, or ward.
    2. An administrative subdivision of the European Union.
    3. A subnational region of Chile; equivalent to province.
    4. (Ontario) Ellipsis of regional municipality, a county-level municipality, a county administered as a municipality.
    5. Ellipsis of administrative region
      1. A subprovincial region of Quebec; the primary level subdivision; a prefecture.
    • Quarter definition
      A fourth part of something.
      1. Each of four equal parts into which something can be divided; a fourth part. (1 of 28 quarter definitions)
  3. (figuratively) The inhabitants of a region or district of a country.
    • Inhabitant definition
      Someone or thing who lives in a place.
  4. (anatomy) A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated.
    the abdominal regions
  5. (obsolete) Place; rank; station; dignity.
    • Rank definition
      The symbol for rank.
    • Station definition
      A stopping place.
      1. A regular stopping place for ground transportation. (1 of 24 station definitions)
    • Dignity definition
      The state of being dignified or worthy of esteem: elevation of mind or character. (1 of 5 dignity definitions)
  6. (obsolete) The space from the earth's surface out to the orbit of the moon: properly called the elemental region.

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Translations

References

  • region in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Further reading

  • "region" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 264.

Anagrams


Danish region definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin regiō.

Noun

region c (singular definite regionen, plural indefinite regioner)

  1. region

Inflection

Derived terms

  • regional
  • regionalavis
  • regionalbank
  • regionalfond
  • regionalgeografi
  • regionalgeografisk
  • regionalisere
  • regionalisering
  • regionalisme
  • regionalplan
  • regionalplanlægning
  • regionalpolitik
  • regionalprogram
  • regionalradio
  • regionalråd
  • regionalsprog
  • regionalstation
  • regionaltog
  • regional-tv
  • regionalvalg
  • regionschef
  • regionsdirektør
  • regionsformand
  • regionshospital
  • regionskontor
  • regionsplan
  • regionsplanlægning
  • regionsråd
  • regionsrådsformand
  • regionsrådsformandspost
  • regionsrådsmedlem
  • regionsrådsvalg
  • regionsudvalg
  • regionsvalg
 

Indonesian region definition

Etymology

From English region, from Middle English regioun, from Anglo-Norman regiun, from Latin regiō, from regō. Doublet of regio.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [reˈɡiɔn]
  • Hyphenation: ré‧gi‧on

Noun

region (first-person possessive regionku, second-person possessive regionmu, third-person possessive regionnya)

  1. region: an administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country.
    Synonyms: daerah, kawasan
    • Daerah definition
      region; area
    • Kawasan definition
      a given area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic, use, restriction, etc; zone.

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Interlingua region definition

Noun

region (plural regiones)

  1. region

Ladin region definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin regio, regionem.

Noun

region f (plural regions)

  1. region

Middle English region definition

Noun

region

  1. Alternative form of regioun

Middle French region definition

Etymology

Latin regiō.

Noun

region f (plural regions)

  1. region (area, district, etc.)

Descendants

References

  • region on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Norwegian Bokmål region definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin regiō.

Noun

region m (definite singular regionen, indefinite plural regioner, definite plural regionene)

  1. a region

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Norwegian Nynorsk region definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin regiō.

Noun

region m (definite singular regionen, indefinite plural regionar, definite plural regionane)

  1. a region

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Occitan region definition

Etymology

From Latin regiō.

Noun

region f (plural regions)

  1. region

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Polish region definition

Etymology

From German Region, from Latin regiō.

Pronunciation

Noun

region m inan

  1. region, area, district
    Synonyms: rejon, obszar, dzielnica, obwód, kraina
    • Obszar definition
      area
    • Dzielnica definition
      borough, district, quarter
    • Kraina definition
      land (a country or region)

Declension

Related terms

  • regionalizacja
  • regionalizm
  • regionalnie
  • regionalność
  • regionalny
 

Further reading

  • region in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian region definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin regiō.

Noun

regìōn m (Cyrillic spelling регѝо̄н)

  1. (Bosnia, Serbia) region
  2. (Croatia, derogatory) the area of former Yugoslavia

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Swedish region definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin regio.

Noun

region c

  1. region, area

Declension

Declension of region 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative region regionen regioner regionerna
Genitive regions regionens regioners regionernas

Related terms

  • regional
  • regionförbund
  • stödregion
  • Västra Götalandsregionen