Meaning of AREA in English


■ noun

1》 a region or part of a town, country, etc.

↘a space allocated for a specific use: the dining ~.

↘a part of an object or surface.

2》 a subject or range of activity.

3》 the extent or measurement of a surface.

4》 a sunken enclosure giving access to a basement.


~l adjective


C16: from L., lit. 'vacant piece of level ground'.

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