Meaning of REGION in English

re ‧ gion S1 W1 AC /ˈriːdʒ ə n/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ region , ↑ regionalism ; adverb : ↑ regionally ; adjective : ↑ regional ]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: Latin regio , from regere ; ⇨ ↑ regent ]

1 . a large area of a country or of the world, usually without exact limits SYN area :

efforts to bring peace to the region

region of

the Choco region of Columbia

coastal/border/central etc region

Flooding is likely in some coastal regions of the Northeast during the early part of the week.

2 . a particular part of someone’s body SYN area :

the lower back region

region of

a region of the brain

3 . (somewhere) in the region of something used to describe an amount of time, money etc without being exact:

a grant somewhere in the region of £2,500

4 . the regions British English the parts of a country that are away from the capital city:

a government policy to relocate jobs from the capital to the regions

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▪ area a part of a town or country, or of the world:

They live in a very wealthy area.


coastal areas

▪ region a large area of a country or the world:

the northwest region of Russia


desert regions

▪ zone an area that is different from other areas around it in some way:

a war zone


a no-parking zone


We crossed two different time zonesareas where there is a particular time compared to the rest of the world.

▪ district one of the areas a city or town is officially divided into, or an area of a city where a particular group live or an activity happens:

the Chelsea district of Manhattan

| the business/financial/theatre etc district :

the financial district of London

▪ neighbourhood British English , neighborhood American English /ˈneɪbəhʊd $ -ər-/ an area of a town where people live:

a friendly neighbourhood


There are lots of trees in our neighborhood.

▪ suburb an area outside the centre of a city, where people live:

a suburb of Boston

▪ quarter an area of a town or city where people of a particular nationality live:

the French quarter of New Orleans

▪ slum an area of a city that is in very bad condition, where many poor people live:

He grew up in the slums of East London.

▪ ghetto an area of a city where poor people of a particular race or class live:

a black baby born in the ghetto

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