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area

ar·e·a

area

 
 
pronunciation:
eI ri
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place or region.
These areas of the country receive a great deal of rain.You have to hit the ball into this area.Let's move the couch over to that area of the room.
synonyms:
locale, place, region
similar words:
belt, district, expanse, locality, part, quarter, section, sphere, spot, territory, zone
definition 2: a field of study.
What area of English literature are you most interested in?
synonyms:
domain, field, province, sphere, subject
similar words:
arena, bailiwick, front, metier, orbit, region, study
definition 3: extent or scope.
The report covers a wide area of research.
synonyms:
extent, range, scope
similar words:
expanse, reach, space, stretch, sweep
definition 4: the amount of expanse of a flat or curved surface.
The area of the room is two hundred square feet.
similar words:
expanse, region, surface