Meaning of AREA in English

AREA

n.

Pronunciation: ' er- ē - ə , ' ā -r ē - ə

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin, open space, threshing floor; perhaps akin to Latin ar ē re to be dry ― more at ARID

Date: 1538

1 : a level piece of ground

2 : the surface included within a set of lines specifically : the number of unit squares equal in measure to the surface ― see METRIC SYSTEM table WEIGHT table

3 : the scope of a concept, operation, or activity : FIELD <the whole area of foreign policy>

4 : AREAWAY

5 : a particular extent of space or surface or one serving a special function: as a : a part of the surface of the body b : a geographic region

6 : a part of the cerebral cortex having a particular function

– ar · e · al \ - ē - ə l \ adjective

– ar · e · al · ly \ - ə -l ē \ adverb

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.