A region or part of a town, a country, or the world
short for penalty area.
an inner-city area
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 circular area swept out by a revolving propeller, airscrew, etc.
= germinal disc (now rare).
A particular region of a surface in which pores are situated.
= riot zone.
Another term for dialling code.
A rug that covers only a part of a floor in a room
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 member states of the European Union whose currency is the euro
A rectangular area in front of the goal from within which goal kicks must be taken
An ill-defined situation or area of activity not readily conforming to a category or set of rules
An area to which entry is dangerous, impossible, or forbidden
North American term for lay-by.
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 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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
An area of land that is the catchment area for the recharge of an aquifer.
US Military and Astronautics. A designated area on the ground or at sea within which recovery of a person, craft, etc., is to be effected, especially following a flight.
An area with (abundant) natural resources; (in later use) especially (North American) one designated for management and protection by an official agency.
(In the UK) a region receiving government grants or loans for industrial development