area

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See also: área, àrea, arẽa, and äreä

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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. The extent, scope, or range of an object or concept.
    • 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.
    The plans are a bit vague in that area.
  5. (Britain) 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”, 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.
  7. (slang) Genitals.
    • 2003 October 2, Giovanni Ribisi as Frank Buffay Jr., “The One Where Ross Is Fine”, in Friends, season 10, episode 2, NBC:
      But what do I do when the third one runs at me with his bike helmet on? I got no more hands to protect my area!

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Afrikaans[edit]

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area (plural areas)

  1. area

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Galician[edit]

Area longa ("Long beach"), O Vicedo, Galicia

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese arẽa, from Latin arēnā (sand). Cognate with Portuguese areia and Spanish arena.

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area f (plural areas)

  1. sand (a grain)
  2. (figuratively) a grain of salt
  3. sand (collectively)
    Synonym: xabre
  4. (dated) beach, cove
    Synonyms: areal, praia

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References[edit]

  • area” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • area” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • area” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • area” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • area” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.



Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ārea. Doublet of Italian aia (threshing floor).

Noun[edit]

area f (plural aree)

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

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Latin[edit]

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ārea f (genitive āreae); first declension

  1. a piece of level ground, a vacant place (esp. in the town)
  2. ground for a house, a building-spot
  3. (figuratively) a vacant space around or in a house, a court
  4. (figuratively) an open space for games, an open [8play-ground]]
  5. (figuratively) a threshing floor
  6. (figuratively) the halo around the sun or moon
  7. (figuratively) a bed or border in a garden
  8. (figuratively) a fowling-floor
  9. (figuratively) a burying-ground, church-yard
  10. (figuratively) a bald spot upon the head, baldness
  11. vocative singular of ārea

āreā f

  1. ablative singular of ārea

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

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

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References[edit]

  • 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, 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
  1. ^ Cohen, Paul S. (2014), “Some Hittite and Armenian Reduplications and Their (P)IE Ramifications”, in Indo-European Linguistics

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Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish área and English area.

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area

  1. area

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

area f (plural areas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of área

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

area c

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

Declension[edit]

Declension of area 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative area arean areor areorna
Genitive areas areans areors areornas