Meaning of AREA in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ eəriə ]

( areas)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


An area is a particular part of a town, a country, a region, or the world.

...the large number of community groups in the area...

60 years ago half the French population still lived in rural areas.



Your area is the part of a town, country, or region where you live. An organization’s area is the part of a town, country, or region that it is responsible for.

Local authorities have been responsible for the running of schools in their areas...

If there is an election in your area, you should go and vote.

N-COUNT : poss N


A particular area is a piece of land or part of a building that is used for a particular activity.

...a picnic area.

...the main check-in area located in Terminal 1.

N-COUNT : supp N


An area is a particular place on a surface or object, for example on your body.

You will notice that your baby has two soft areas on the top of his head.

N-COUNT : with supp


The area of a surface such as a piece of land is the amount of flat space or ground that it covers, measured in square units.

The islands cover a total area of 625.6 square kilometers...



You can use area to refer to a particular subject or topic, or to a particular part of a larger, more general situation or activity.

...the politically sensitive area of old age pensions.

N-COUNT : usu with supp


On a football pitch, the area is the same as the penalty area . ( INFORMAL )

= box

N-COUNT : usu sing , the N


see also catchment area , disaster area , grey area , penalty area

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