Meaning of ZONE in English


■ noun

1》 an area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic, use, restriction, etc.

↘(also time ~ ) a range of longitudes where a common standard time is used.

2》 chiefly Botany & Zoology an encircling band or stripe of distinctive colour, texture, etc.

3》 archaic a belt or girdle.

■ verb

1》 divide into or assign to ~s.

2》 archaic encircle as or with a band or stripe.

3》 ( ~ out ) N. Amer. informal fall asleep or lose concentration.


zonal adjective

zonally adverb


ME: from Fr., or from L. zona 'girdle', from Gk zōnē .

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