area

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See also: área, àrea, and äreä

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin area.

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area (plural areas or areæ)

  1. (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
  2. A particular geographic region.
  3. Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
    The photo is a little dark in that area.
  4. Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.
    • 2013 September-October, Rob Dorit, “Making Life from Scratch”, American Scientist: 
      Today, a new area of research that similarly aims to mimic a complex biological phenomenon—life itself—is taking off. Synthetic biology, a seductive experimental subfield in the life sciences, seems tantalizingly to promise custom-designed life created in the laboratory.
    The plans are a bit vague in that area.   My guts are a bit sore in that area.
  5. (UK) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Dickens to this entry?)
  6. (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2-2 Arsenal”, BBC:
      Bendtner's goal-bound shot was well saved by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi but fell to Arsahvin on the edge of the area and the Russian swivelled, shaped his body and angled a sumptuous volley into the corner.
  7. (slang) Genitals.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

area (plural areas)

  1. area

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese arẽa, from Latin arēnā (sand).

Noun[edit]

area f (plural areas)

  1. sand (grain)
  2. sand (collectively)

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  • (sand collectively): xabre

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ārea. Cognate to Italian aia (which is not borrowed but inherited).

Noun[edit]

area f (plural aree)

  1. area, surface
  2. land, ground
  3. field, sector

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. According to a hypothesis, it is related to āreō (I become dry), on notion of a dry, bare space.

Noun[edit]

ārea f (genitive āreae); first declension

  1. open space
  2. a threshing floor
  3. vocative singular of ārea

āreā f

  1. ablative singular of ārea

Inflection[edit]

First declension (1). First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ārea āreae
genitive āreae āreārum
dative āreae āreīs
accusative āream āreās
ablative āreā āreīs
vocative ārea āreae

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Papiamentu[edit]

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area

  1. area

Swedish[edit]

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area c

  1. (geometry) area; a measure of squared distance.

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