zone

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See also: Zone, zoné, zône, and żonę

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From Latin zōna, from Ancient Greek ζώνη (zōnē, girdle, belt)

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zone (plural zones)

  1. (geography, now rare) Each of the five regions of the earth's surface into which it was divided by climatic differences, namely the torrid zone (between the tropics), two temperate zones (between the tropics and the polar circles), and two frigid zones (within the polar circles).
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.2.4.vi:
      To avoid which, we will take any pains [...]; we will dive to the bottom of the sea, to the bowels of the earth, five, six, seven, eight, nine hundred fathom deep, through all five zones, and both extremes of heat and cold []
    • Bancroft
      Commerce [] defies every wind, outrides every tempest, and invades every zone.# Any given region or area of the world.
  2. A given area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic, use, restriction, etc.
    There is a no-smoking zone that extends 25 feet outside of each entrance.
    The white zone is for loading and unloading only.
  3. A band or area of growth encircling anything.
    a zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a continent
  4. A band or stripe extending around a body.
  5. (crystallography) A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.
  6. (baseball) Short for the strike zone.
    That pitch was low and away, just outside of the zone.
  7. (chiefly sports) A high-performance phase or period.
    I just got in the zone late in the game: everything was going in.
  8. (networking) That collection of a domain's DNS resource records, the domain and its subdomains, that are not delegated to another authority.
  9. (Apple computing) A logical group of network devices on AppleTalk.
  10. (now literary) A belt or girdle.
    • Dryden
      An embroidered zone surrounds her waist.
    • Collins
      Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
      There was the Donna Julia, whom to call / Pretty were but to give a feeble notion / Of many charms in her as natural / As sweetness to the flower, or salt to ocean, / Her zone to Venus, or his bow to Cupid / (But this last simile is trite and stupid).
    • [1]
      In putting on the zone or belt, worn by both bishops and priests, he says: "Blessed is God, Who girded me with power, and hath made my path blameless..." (Ps. 47:32-33). The zone denotes the priest's readiness to serve the Lord and is also a sign that he is bound to Christ.
    • Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit
      [] it was the prettiest thing to see her girding on the precious little zone, and yet obliged to have assistance because her fingers were in such terrible perplexity []
  11. (geometry) The frustum of a sphere.
  12. circuit; circumference
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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  • (area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic etc): area, belt, district, region, section, sector, sphere, territory
  • (baseball: strike zone):
  • (high performance phase or period):
  • (networking: that collection of a domain's DNS resource records):
  • (computing: logical group of network devices on AppleTalk):
  • (religion: belt worn by priests in the Greek Orthodox church):

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zone (third-person singular simple present zones, present participle zoning, simple past and past participle zoned)

  1. To divide into or assign sections or areas.
    Please zone off our staging area, a section for each group.
  2. To define the property use classification of an area.
    This area was zoned for industrial use.
  3. To enter a daydream state temporarily, for instance as a result of boredom, fatigue, or intoxication; to doze off.
    I must have zoned while he was giving us the directions.
    Everyone just put their goddamn heads together and zoned. (Byron Coley, liner notes for the album "Piece for Jetsun Dolma" by Thurston Moore)
  4. To girdle or encircle.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin zōna, from Ancient Greek ζώνη (zōnē, girdle, belt).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /soːnɘ/, [ˈsoːnɘ]
  • Homophone: sone

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zone c (singular definite zonen, plural indefinite zoner)

  1. zone

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Dutch[edit]

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zone f (plural zonen or zones, diminutive zonetje n)

  1. zone

French[edit]

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zone f (plural zones)

  1. zone

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zone

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zoner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of zoner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of zoner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of zoner
  5. second-person singular imperative of zoner

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Italian[edit]

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zone f

  1. plural form of zona

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Portuguese[edit]

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zone

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of zonar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of zonar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of zonar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of zonar

Romanian[edit]

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zone f pl

  1. plural form of zonă