Meaning of ZONE in English

ZONE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a combat zone (= an area where there is fighting )

refugees from the combat zone

a danger area/zone (= an area that could be dangerous )

People living in the danger area have been told to leave.

a disaster area/zone (= area where a disaster has happened )

Military planes flew food supplies to the disaster area.

a war zone (= an area where a war is fought )

The country had turned into a war zone.

an enterprise zone (= an area created by the government to attract businesses )

Many firms relocate to enterprise zones because of tax incentives.

comfort zone

demilitarized zone

the demilitarized zone between the two countries

end zone

enterprise zone

erogenous zone

exclusion zone

the military exclusion zone

industrial area/zone

pollution in industrial areas

no-fly zone

nuclear-free zone

a nuclear-free zone

temperate zone

the Goldilocks zone

In our solar system, only Earth lies in the Goldilocks zone .

time zone

tolerance zone

towaway zone

war zone

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

demilitarized

On March 30, 1972, Hanoi launched its own major offensive across the demilitarized zone .

different

Maintaining control over these ties can be tricky, especially from the other side of the world in a different time zone .

If the stations are in different time zones , the work can be grueling, albeit with high visibility and pay.

He finished his prayers, rapidly rethought his assumptions, and woke up Jesuit colleagues in several different time zones .

Our four children and their families live in four different time zones .

Like Rolex watches from a different time zone .

In detail, the Council's planning policy applies to the mainland of Orkney and divided the island up into different zones .

economic

As the special economic zones expanded, the scope of the market expanded.

Their main role is search and rescue, but economic zone surveillance is also undertaken.

The base has been made a free port and special economic zone .

free

Her skin is flawless, her legs endless and her entire body a flab-#free zone .

They have agreed to form a free trade zone in 2000.

They oversee the activities of both the port and the free zone .

Which is why schools should be commerce-#free zones .

They work predominantly in industries such as food-processing, clothing and textiles and in the multinational assembly plants in the industrial free zones .

Maybe there would be just a simple name change, or the establishment of a free trade zone .

But Northern Ireland remains a Labour free zone .

The free trade zone failed in various incarnations, and investment has been only sporadic.

industrial

Factories may be required to be sited at some distance from residential areas in specially designated industrial zones .

They work predominantly in industries such as food-processing, clothing and textiles and in the multinational assembly plants in the industrial free zones .

Some factories have started operating again in the Pul-i-Charki industrial zone .

The raid devastated Hitler's strategically vital industrial zone in the Ruhr by breaching the Eder and Molne dams.

military

But these would have been mainly in the military zones , such as the example already noted of Hercules and Hesione at Chester.

The plant is situated on the Kola Peninsula - formerly a military zone .

Discussion of the plant's problems was impossible whilst the area was a military zone .

Curfews were imposed on the Strip and the area was declared a closed military zone .

neutral

Otherwise the neutral zone can become an utterly bewildering array of possibilities.

red

In the red zone we stop them.

The red zone scoring was a disappointment.

special

As the special economic zones expanded, the scope of the market expanded.

The wartime allies had distinguished Berlin as a special zone of occupation, divided into four sectors.

The base has been made a free port and special economic zone .

The Pars special energy zone is one of the biggest projects being run under this scheme.

temperate

Rodomonte hardly noticed the magnificent, unearthly architecture preserved so beautifully away from the squalls of the less temperate zones .

Most aquarium plants come from tropical and subtropical areas, with a few from the warmer parts of the temperate zone .

The epidemiology, at least in temperate zones , is similar to that of Ostertagia in ruminants with seasonal hypobiosis a feature.

Its distribution ranges from the tropics to the warmer areas of the temperate zone of both hemispheres.

The epidemiology in subtropical areas is basically similar to that in temperate zones , except that the seasonable timing of events is different.

Altogether there are four similar species known from he tropics and the temperate zones .

The life cycle varies, but some species from temperate zones have an annual cycle.

The length of the day changes in the temperate zone with the change of seasons.

western

As relations with the Soviet Union deteriorated the Western zones began to be seen as a potential ally against Soviet expansion.

Du sseldorf, by contrast, is one of the most prosperous cities in the country's western zone .

With few exceptions the territories of the new Länder in the Western zones were completely different from those of the Weimar Länder.

Its emergence was to be a key factor in the establishment of democracy in the Western zones .

■ NOUN

battle

Below us was the battle zone , 464 square miles of urban decay, whose every street was a border to some one.

Voice over More recently the Hercules has again headed for a battle zone .

For two hours, they're packed together as the Hercules fly low above the make believe battle zone .

Migrants flocking in panic from the battle zone provided a useful veil of confusion.

buffer

In this buffer zone around the park, people survive through subsistence farming and cash crops such as cotton.

These buffer zones would be similar to the quiet zones around hospitals.

Martin Smith is correct about increasing the buffer zone to four shots.

Severe obesity represents a buffer zone between you and the world.

Each park will be bordered by a buffer zone where environmentally friendly farming will be encouraged.

All the people Fletcher surveyed have a buffer zone , usually somewhere between 3 and 5 pounds.

combat

She was actually in the combat zone now and she noted uneasily that once again she was placed firmly beside the count.

You may think so too, Michael, when you ride a Huey into combat zone .

Yuletide in Walford is traditionally a combat zone with crackers, but the soap excelled itself this year.

Later, I found out there were worse duties in a combat zone .

Jean-Pierre said the doctors were considered too valuable to be sent into the combat zone .

comfort

The team were still wrapped together in the comfort zone of a four-year period when each had cosseted and protected the other.

Many investors struggle to get past the comfort zone of mutual funds.

The width of the comfort zone can then be taken as 4 degrees, i.e., from-2 to.

The Chargers took the Raiders out of a lot of things, including their comfort zone .

The easiest thing in this situation is to do nothing and rest miserably in the comfort zone of doing something predictable.

danger

So I believe we could be entering a danger zone now.

It is just a danger zone , a boundary beyond which all is lost.

The staff at Usher were advised to leave the danger zone .

I sent my son, Danny, far out of the danger zone .

With the volume level edged up to the danger zone , Rattle's conception clicks into place.

He worked inside Karelin's danger zone and frustrated him.

end

What is that guy doing out there, diving into the end zone ?

A wide receiver does the same dance in the end zone and draws a penalty.

Elvis Grbac took the snap, tucked his body into a tight C and dropped it into the end zone .

Then, in a new twist, the Raiders actually reached the end zone .

But as Rice tumbled into the end zone , he landed awkwardly.

Pope intercepted in the end zone .

A super job would have been to go down and put it in the end zone .

As the clock ran down to zero, Harris ran down the sideline into the end zone .

enterprise

Between 1981-2 and 1985-6, total public costs associated with enterprise zones amounted to a gross figure of almost £400 million.

An important debate surrounding the concept of enterprise zones has been the question of displacement.

We have only their failed policies and an enterprise zone in Inverclyde.

First, the rhetoric of deregulation has not matched the reality: enterprise zones and Freeports have largely proved mundane.

On the other hand, a substantial minority considered that infrastructural investment was a significant factor for location within an enterprise zone .

In recent years, property within enterprise zones has also enjoyed relief.

Firms within enterprise zones would not pay rates for ten years, local government being reimbursed for lost revenue by the Treasury.

exclusion

The Braer was outside a ten mile exclusion zone when its engines failed.

Morris Thomas, 61, runs an old people's home deep in the exclusion zone .

Within two hours officials had set up a five-mile exclusion zone round Burdon Farm.

In thirty minutes he substantially re-established his parliamentary position and announced a 200-mile naval exclusion zone around the Falklands.

The Government said that strictly controlled licences would be awarded to farms outside the foot and mouth exclusion zones .

A six-mile exclusion zone was ordered around the ship while a tug towed the casualty further offshore.

Dozens of towns and villages were abandoned as 135,000 people and 35,000 cattle left the exclusion zone .

The exclusion zone approved by the Home Secretary bans any procession or convoy of vehicles in the area.

relegation

Meanwhile Hereford's great escape from the relegation zone is going to plan - four games now without defeat.

Oxford began the night teetering on the brink of the relegation zone and pulse rates soared as early as the second minute.

They are treading unfamiliar ground in the relegation zone and have failed to keep a clean sheet this season.

Brandon slipped into the relegation zone in midweek after both Shildon and West Auckland collected points to move above them.

Only 4 points between them and the dreaded relegation zone .

Rick James and Alison Gower also recorded a win in the 6-2 result which sees them clear of the relegation zone .

Nomads have been hovering near the relegation zone all season while Colchester are chasing second promotion spot.

Despite their improving results, United are still in the relegation zone .

security

In a large fenced-off security zone , drums pile up to the level of a two storey house.

Meanwhile, Sharpness Docks themselves became an annual security zone after the dockside cranes had been occupied by opponents of the dumping.

strike

Glossary of popular terms Ball: called by the umpire when a pitch misses the strike zone .

After all, Greg Maddux enjoyed the same strike zone and struck out nine in seven innings.

The strike zone shall be determined from the batter's stance as the batter is prepared to swing at a pitched ball.

Gregg was called into the postgame interview room and asked about his strike zone .

I never thought there was a question how low a strike zone is.

Better be ready to expand that strike zone , Robbie.

He expects to profit from the high strike mostly when he throws his overhand curve which breaks late into the strike zone .

How about starting with the strike zone , fellas?

time

He finished his prayers, rapidly rethought his assumptions, and woke up Jesuit colleagues in several different time zones .

This is now a league of nine active teams spanning six states and three time zones .

Like Rolex watches from a different time zone .

The time zone changes as we went west further increased our sensation that time was no longer a hard fact.

The severity of jet-lag, however, is dependent upon the number of time zones crossed rather than the length of flight.

Teams form over national boundaries and across multiple time zones .

However, the world is not flat and we have time zones .

Our four children and their families live in four different time zones .

trade

Free trade zones already established at Kish Island, Queshm and Chabahar will be developed.

They have agreed to form a free trade zone in 2000.

Maybe there would be just a simple name change, or the establishment of a free trade zone .

The free trade zone failed in various incarnations, and investment has been only sporadic.

twilight

Ashanti are Ireland's latest voyagers into this strange twilight zone .

It was strictly the twilight zone .

Check your preconceptions at the door, for you are entering the twilight zone .

Why is there a large twilight zone in Glasgow - the area where many buildings are being demolished and new ones erected?

It's like the twilight zone , as if you're travelling back to the depression of the 1930s.

war

If they stayed in the war zone they would face almost certain death.

Pusan was the only region that was not in an active war zone .

Work with Royal Logistics Corps plays a crucial role in getting supplies and troops in and out of the war zone .

One cautious council member thought the parish would be asking for trouble by starting a sister-parish relationship in a war zone .

In Kitwe city centre normality ceased altogether and the area resembled a war zone .

The school is in the thick of a war zone between two rival gangs.

The Rift Valley, the scene of the clashes involving Moi's minority Kalenjin people, was described a war zone .

A war zone is a dangerous place to be even in the ab-sence of combat.

■ VERB

create

All 68 major-league umpires went through orientation sessions this winter and have vowed to create a uniform strike zone .

The lower federal court created both the 15-foot zone around the clinic entrances and the floating zone.

Various guarantees create zones of privacy.

declare

A hospital spokesman said the wards had been declared election-free zones .

One of its first acts was to declare a 200-mile zone within which all foreign vessels need licences to fish.

The government maintained pressure on the rebels by declaring an exclusion zone around Bougainville and blockading all supplies to the island.

Many have been left homeless and the region was declared a disaster zone .

And the seafront of the Humberside resort of Bridlington was declared an exclusion zone by police after similar havoc.

Curfews were imposed on the Strip and the area was declared a closed military zone .

divide

The six data bits of a character are divided into two zone bits and four numeric bits.

He divided his operational zone into twelve districts for the sake of flexibility.

Oceanographers traditionally divide the oceans into zones .

The body is divided into zones , each one of which relates to a corresponding zone on the underside of the foot.

enforce

Military experts think more than 50 fighter jets would be needed to enforce the zone .

S.-\#enforced no-fly zone .

However, those ships can not enforce the no-fly zone .

enter

In effect only cars transporting food or medicine would be able to enter or leave sealed zones , he said.

Again, this might be the result of entering an unusually cloud-free zone .

As the tyre rolled, each point on it would enter the contact zone .

The MiGs had also entered the zone 20 minutes earlier, but fled to safety when asked to identify themselves.

Only strike out if the attacker enters your personal safety zone .

Check your preconceptions at the door, for you are entering the twilight zone .

Any car that does enter such a forbidden zone will lose all power, and remain until the traffic-warden arrives.

The majority of rejected photographic claims are due to impatience - the photograph is taken before entering the zone .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

buffer zone

Do you really expect us to believe, as you say, that many people feel the buffer zone should be scrapped?

Each park will be bordered by a buffer zone where environmentally friendly farming will be encouraged.

Severe obesity represents a buffer zone between you and the world.

These buffer zones would be similar to the quiet zones around hospitals.

smoke-free environment/zone etc

New laws to create a smoke-free environment at work and in public places.

The freedom of the individual is important; everyone is entitled to a smoke-free environment.

temperate climate/zone/region etc

Altogether there are four similar species known from he tropics and the temperate zones.

Here I review these data and their implications for a temperate climate.

Its distribution ranges from the tropics to the warmer areas of the temperate zone of both hemispheres.

Most aquarium plants come from tropical and subtropical areas, with a few from the warmer parts of the temperate zone.

Rodomonte hardly noticed the magnificent, unearthly architecture preserved so beautifully away from the squalls of the less temperate zones.

The epidemiology in subtropical areas is basically similar to that in temperate zones, except that the seasonable timing of events is different.

The epidemiology, at least in temperate zones, is similar to that of Ostertagia in ruminants with seasonal hypobiosis a feature.

The length of the day changes in the temperate zone with the change of seasons.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Half of the community lies in a flood zone .

Most of the town centre is now a pedestrian zone .

The government has set up a special economic zone in the south for private enterprises.

This is a residential zone -- no commercial buildings are allowed.

UN troops are unwilling to enter the battle zone .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A fine Highland rain, like the spray from a plant mister, was falling in the wrong meteorological zone .

All the people Fletcher surveyed have a buffer zone , usually somewhere between 3 and 5 pounds.

However, because of the hysteresis, there is still an intermediate zone - one in which either behaviour may occur permanently.

It looks like a war zone tip here, and perhaps it is.

It was rubbing up and down as if he were titillating an unseen erogenous zone .

Maybe there would be just a simple name change, or the establishment of a free trade zone .

Subduction zones are also responsible for some of the Northwest's most dramatic natural features, including Mount Rainier.

This may shed light on Soviet views of such zones.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Abrams' land is currently zoned for residential use.

What? Oh, sorry - I was just zoning out there for a minute.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

More than three-quarters of the province has now been zoned.

Rita Ranch was zoned industrial long before homes started sprouting there.

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