Definition of area
2 : the scope of a concept, operation, or activity : field the whole area of foreign policy
3 : areaway
4 : a particular extent of space or surface or one serving a special function: such asa : a part of the surface of the bodyb : a geographic region
5 : a level piece of ground
6 : a part of the cerebral cortex having a particular function
arealplay \-ē-əl\ adjective
areallyplay \-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of area in a Sentence
Settlers came to this area from the east.
The group visited the area during a hunting trip.
in the area surrounding the lake
The storm caused damage in many areas along the coast.
a bird found only in remote areas of the U.S.
in many areas of the world
He is the metropolitan area's most popular politician.
He lived in an unfashionable area of the city.
She set aside a work area in the kitchen.
The dining area has extra windows.
Recent Examples of area from the Web
That was the case with the dining area, which comes between the great room and the kitchen, the two obvious gathering places.
Before Vogt was arrested Sunday, Dyer police requested assistance of Northwest Regional SWAT Team, restricting traffic in the area as police resolved the situation.
For every 100 yards gained by Iraqi forces, another 1,500 civilians flee the area, the Associated Press reports.
At least one person was injured late Wednesday afternoon and taken to an area hospital, following a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 88 near the Naperville-Aurora border, authorities said.
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The Kansas City Fire Department responded to the scene, but its trucks left the area by 9:30 a.m. There were no injuries reported.
There are alternative scenarios, but none explains why most of the 20 or so hypervelocity stars found so far are all in the same area of sky, in the Leo and Sextans constellations.
She's been missing since Monday from the NY/Brooklyn area.
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AREA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of area for English Language Learners
: a part or section within a larger place
: a section of space within a building, room, etc.
: a part of the surface of something (such as a person's body or a piece of cloth)
AREA Defined for Kids
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