Meaning of AREA in English



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


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

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

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



Your ~ is the part of a town, country, or region where you live. An organization’s ~ 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 ~s...

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

N-COUNT: poss N


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

...a picnic ~.

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

N-COUNT: supp N


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

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

N-COUNT: with supp


The ~ 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 ~ of 625.6 square kilometers...



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

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

N-COUNT: usu with supp


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

= box

N-COUNT: usu sing, the N


see also catchment ~ , disaster ~ , grey ~ , penalty ~

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