area

area
noun (C)
1 a particular part of a country, town etc: a working-class area of Birmingham | Many areas of Africa have suffered severe drought this year. | the surrounding area (=the area around a place): The police have searched the farm and the surrounding area.
2 a part of a house, office, garden etc that is used for a particular purpose: a no-smoking area | Come through into the dining area.
3 a particular subject, range of activities, or group of related subjects
(+ of): reforms in the key areas of health and education
4 the amount of space that a flat surface or shape covers: a formula to calculate the area of a circle | an area of 2,000 square miles
-see grey area grey 1 (6) USAGE NOTE: AREA WORD CHOICE: area, part of the world/the country/town, region, district Area is the most general word for a part of the Earth's surface. An area can be small or large, and is not usually thought of as a fixed land division: the shopping/downtown area of the city | a rural area of the country | the Houston area. Informally you might talk instead about a part of the world/the country/town: There's no video shop in our part of town. | New England is a delightful part of the country (usually =country area). A region is usually large, is usually part of a country, and may or may not be thought of as a fixed land division: the arctic region of Canada | The south east is the richest region in England. A district is smaller than a region, and is usually an officially fixed area of a country or city: The financial district of town. | the central district of Hong Kong | the Lake District

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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