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zone US English

An area or stretch of land having a particular characteristic, purpose, or use, or subject to particular restrictions

zone US Thesaurus

the search continued in the zone south of the river

T-zone US English

The central part of a person’s face, including the forehead, nose, and chin, especially as having oilier skin than the rest of the face

dead zone US English

A place or period in which nothing happens or in which no life exists

drop zone US English

A designated area into which troops or supplies are dropped by parachute or in which skydivers land

end zone US English

The rectangular area at each end of the field into which the ball must be carried or passed and caught to score a touchdown

kill zone US English

The area of a military engagement with a high concentration of fatalities

red zone US English

A red sector on a gauge or dial corresponding to conditions that exceed safety limits

skip zone US English

The annular region round a broadcasting station where neither direct nor reflected waves are received

war zone US English

A region in which a war is being fought

zone out US English

Fall asleep or lose concentration or consciousness

buffer zone US English

A neutral area serving to separate hostile forces or nations

Canal Zone US English

See Panama Canal.

crush zone US English

Another term for crumple zone.

danger zone US English

An area in which there is a high risk of harm, especially where this risk has been officially identified

friend zone US English

A situation in which a friendship exists between two people, one of whom has an unreciprocated romantic or sexual interest in the other

frigid zone US English

Each of the two areas of the earth respectively north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle

no-fly zone US English

A designated area over which aircraft may not fly without risk of interception, especially during a conflict

pollen zone US English

A characteristic assemblage of pollen obtained by pollen analysis. Each zone (denoted by a Roman numeral) corresponds to one of the climatic stages of the late-glacial and postglacial periods

strike zone US English

An area over home plate extending approximately from the armpits to the knees of a batter when in the batting position. The ball must be pitched through this area in order for a strike to be called

torrid zone US English

The hot central belt of the earth bounded by the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn

zone plate US English

A plate of glass marked out into concentric zones or rings alternately transparent and opaque, used like a lens to bring light to a focus

Benioff zone US English

An inclined zone in which many deep earthquakes occur, situated beneath a destructive plate boundary where oceanic crust is being subducted

comfort zone US English

A place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress

crumple zone US English

A part of a motor vehicle, especially the extreme front and rear, designed to crumple easily in a crash and absorb the main force of an impact

neutral zone US English

The central area of a hockey rink, lying between the two blue lines

twilight zone US English

A conceptual area that is undefined or intermediate

zone defense US English

(In basketball, football, and hockey) a system of defensive play in which each player guards an allotted area of the field of play and guards an opponent only when the opponent is in his area

zone refining US English

A method of purifying a crystalline solid, typically a semiconductor or metal, by causing a narrow molten zone to travel slowly along an otherwise solid rod or bar to one end, at which impurities become concentrated

zone therapy US English

A system of alternative medicine (such as reflexology) in which different parts of the feet or hands are associated with different parts of the body

enterprise zone US English

An impoverished area in which incentives such as tax concessions are offered to encourage business investment and provide jobs for the residents

exclusion zone US English

An area into which entry is forbidden, especially by ships or aircraft of particular nationalities

smokeless zone US English

A district in which it is illegal to create smoke and where only smokeless fuel may be used

temperate zone US English

Each of the two belts of latitude between the torrid zone and the northern and southern frigid zones

free fire zone US English

A military combat zone in which there are no restrictions on the use of fire power

photic US English

Denoting the layers of the ocean reached by sufficient sunlight to allow plant growth

exclusive economic zone US English

An area of coastal water and seabed within a certain distance of a country’s coastline, to which the country claims exclusive rights for fishing, drilling, and other economic activities

intertropical convergence zone US English

A narrow zone near the equator where northern and southern air masses converge, typically producing low atmospheric pressure

zone out in zone US English

Fall asleep or lose concentration or consciousness

rezone US English

Assign (land or property) to a different planning zone

eurozone US English

The group of European Union nations whose national currency is the euro

time zone in zone US English

A range of longitudes where a common standard time is used

killing zone in kill zone US English

The area of a military engagement with a high concentration of fatalities

Torrid Zone in torrid zone US English

The hot central belt of the earth bounded by the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn

convergence zone in convergence US English

A location where airflows or ocean currents meet, characteristically marked by upwelling (of air) or downwelling (of water)

decollement zone in decollement US English

A boundary separating deformed strata from underlying strata which are not similarly deformed

Temperate Zone in temperate zone US English

Each of the two belts of latitude between the torrid zone and the northern and southern frigid zones


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