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- (UK) enPR: âʼrĭ-ə; IPA(key): /ˈɛːɹɪə/
- (US) enPR: ârʼē-ə; IPA(key): /ˈɛɚ.i.ə/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɛəɹiə
- Hyphenation: a‧re‧a, ar‧e‧a
- (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
- 2018, VOA Learning English > China's Melting Glacier Brings Visitors, Adds to Climate Concerns:
- It is about 4.5 million square kilometers in area and holds the world’s third largest collection of ice after Antarctica and Greenland.
- A particular geographic region.
- Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
- The photo is a little dark in that area.
- The extent, scope, or range of an object or concept.
- The plans are a bit vague in that area.
- 2013 September-October, Rob Dorit, “Making Life from Scratch”, in 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.
- (Britain) An open space, below ground level, giving access to the basement of a house, and typically separated from the pavement by railings. [from 18th c.]
- 1790, Helen Maria Williams, Julia, Routledge, published 2016, page 95:
- A boy seized it, whom she bribed with a shilling to relinquish his prize, which she was taking home, when it escaped from her hand, and fell down the area of a house.
- 1852 March – 1853 September, Charles Dickens, chapter 4, in Bleak House, London: Bradbury and Evans, […], published 1853, →OCLC:
- This was so favourably received by the milkman and beadle that he would immediately have been pushed into the area if I had not held his pinafore while Richard and Mr. Guppy ran down through the kitchen to catch him when he should be released.
- 1908, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans:
- A minute later we were both in the area. Hardly had we reached the dark shadows before the step of the policeman was heard in the fog above. As its soft rhythm died away, Holmes set to work upon the lower door. I saw him stoop and strain until with a sharp crash it flew open. We sprang through into the dark passage, closing the area door behind us.
- (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
- 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2-2 Arsenal”, in 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.
- (slang) Genitals.
- anti-access area denial
- Area 51
- area code
- area control center
- area control centre
- area denial
- area of influence
- area rug
- area rule
- area sneak
- area studies
- Broca's area
- Brodmann area
- catchment area
- census area
- combined statistical area
- common area
- council area
- danger area
- denied area
- disaster area
- euro area
- free trade area
- free-trade area
- goal area
- gray area
- grey area
- high memory area
- impact area
- important bird area
- intimate area
- language area
- lateral area
- local area network
- low post area
- metropolitan area
- metropolitan area network
- neutral area
- notification area
- outside gross area
- penalty area
- personal area network
- Planck area
- planning area
- polar area diagram
- private area
- prohibited area
- protected area
- rest area
- restricted area
- Ruhr Area
- safe area
- Schengen Area
- sea area
- second moment of area
- service area
- sitting-out area
- six-yard area
- special area
- specific leaf area
- staging area
- supplementary motor area
- surface area
- tactical assembly area
- technical area
- terminal control area
- Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
- tourist area
- traffic conference area
- type area
- upper memory area
- ventral tegmental area
- Wernicke's area
- wetted area
- wide area network
- wide-area network
maths: measure of extent of a surface
particular geographic region
any particular extent
figuratively, any extent, scope or range
open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement
soccer: penalty area — see penalty area
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
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- Imperial: square inches, square feet, square yards, square miles, acres
- Metric: square meters/square metres, square centimeters/square centimetres, square kilometers/square kilometres, hectares
area (plural areas)
area f (plural areas)
- sand (a grain)
- (figurative) a grain of salt
- sand (collectively)
- (dated) beach, cove
- “area” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
- “area” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
- “area” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
- “area” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
- “area” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
- “area” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Language Development and Fostering Agency — Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic Indonesia, 2016.
area f (plural aree)
- Either from Proto-Italic *āzeā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eHs-e-yeh₂, from *h₂eHs- (“to burn”) (whence āreō, ārā),
- Or from Proto-Italic *āreā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₂r-e-yeh₂, from *h₂eh₂rh₃- (“threshing tool”) (cognate with Hittite [script needed] (ḫaḫḫar, “rake, threshing tool”)), resultative reduplicated noun from verb *h₂erh₃- (“to plough”).
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈaː.re.a/, [ˈäːreä]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈa.re.a/, [ˈäːreä]
- a piece of level ground, a vacant place (esp. in the town)
- ground for a house, a building-spot
- (figurative) a vacant space around or in a house, a court
- (figurative) an open space for games, an open play-ground
- (figurative) a threshing floor
- (figurative) the halo around the sun or moon
- (figurative) a bed or border in a garden
- (figurative) a fowling-floor
- (figurative) a burying-ground, church-yard
- (figurative) a bald spot upon the head, baldness
- “area”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- “area”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- area in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
- area in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
- “area”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “area”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
- ^ Cohen, Paul S. (2014), “Some Hittite and Armenian Reduplications and Their (P)IE Ramifications”, in Indo-European Linguistics
area f (plural areas)
- Obsolete spelling of
|Declension of area|