A region or part of a town, a country, or the world
an inner-city area
A three-digit number that identifies one of the telephone service regions into which the US, Canada, and certain other countries are divided and that is dialed when calling from one area to another
A rug that covers only a part of a floor in a room
In the design of transonic and supersonic aircraft, the principle that the longitudinal variation of the cross-sectional area of an aircraft should approximate to that of the shape subject to the least drag at the speed in question.
Of, relating to, or extending over an entire area.
The region around San Francisco Bay, in north central California. Oakland is the hub of the East Bay, San Jose of the South Bay
The circular area swept out by a revolving propeller, airscrew, etc.
The member states of the European Union whose currency is the euro
= germinal disc (now rare).
A rectangular area in front of the goal from within which goal kicks must be taken
An ill-defined situation or field not readily conforming to a category or to an existing set of rules
An area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is restricted or forbidden
A particular region of a surface in which pores are situated.
A roadside area with restrooms and other facilities for the use of motorists
= riot zone.
An area not liable to attack, especially one designated as such by the United Nations
A bishop with authority over one of the parts of a subdivided diocese, as delegated by the diocesan bishop.
An official body with administrative responsibility for an industry or service (e.g. mining, health, education, etc.) in a particular area or region.
The practice of rendering an area too hazardous (usually by the placing of mines or similar devices) for an enemy to occupy or cross it; frequently attributive.
(Of a fuselage, aircraft, etc.) designed or constructed in accordance with the area rule.
An instance of bombing a general area rather than a specific target.
A petty thief who steals in this way (now rare) (historical in later use).
A study of a given geographical location or particular demographic group; (in plural) the branch of knowledge relating to this.
A region of the brain concerned with the production of speech, located in the cortex of the dominant frontal lobe. Damage in this area causes Broca’s aphasia, characterized by hesitant and fragmented speech with little grammatical structure
An area in which there is a high risk of harm
The area of the world in which currency is linked to the US dollar
The extent or measurement of the floor in a room or building
A residential or other area designated for occupation or use by a particular official ethnic group; usually in plural and attributive, designating legislation providing for such areas and prohibiting occupation or ownership of them by members of any other group; chiefly in Group Areas Act.
A commercial field that is developing rapidly
The area between the goal line and the dead-ball line
Each of three administrative areas in Scotland (Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles), consisting of groups of islands
A part of the central nervous system concerned with muscular action, especially the motor cortex
An area of land set aside for the use of the indigenous population.
An area, especially in the countryside or beside a road, designated as suitable for picnics, and sometimes provided with tables, etc.
A region noted for the survival of old or archaic language forms.
The part of a glacier, snowfield, etc., where ablation occurs.
The bombing of a general area rather than a specific target.
A person who manages a section of a business or organization in a particular area.
(In the UK) a region receiving government grants or loans for industrial development
An area in which a major disaster has recently occurred
The area of the cerebral cortex thought to be particularly involved in the processing of language
The part of an airport or aerodrome used for take-off, landing, and taxiing.
A geographical area the distinguishing characteristics of which have arisen naturally and without planning.
An area, usually offering plentiful food, in which the juveniles of a marine species undergo growth and development.
An area into which something overflows; (Computing) a part of a file or disk to which data is sent when it does not fit in the area to which it has been assigned.
An area set aside for parking vehicles, aircraft, etc.
The rectangular area marked out in front of each goal, within which a foul by a defender involves the award of a penalty kick and outside which the goalkeeper is not allowed to handle the ball