disaster area

noun

Definition of disaster area

  1. :  an area officially declared to be the scene of an emergency created by a disaster and therefore qualified to receive certain types of governmental aid (as emergency loans and relief supplies)

Examples of disaster area in a sentence

  1. After the hurricane, the state was declared a disaster area.

  2. His office is a disaster area. How can he find anything in all this clutter?

1953

First Known Use of disaster area

1953


DISASTER AREA Defined for English Language Learners

disaster area

noun

Definition of disaster area for English Language Learners

  • : an area where there has been a major disaster (such as a flood, tornado, or earthquake) and where people can receive special help from the government (such as money to rebuild homes or emergency supplies)

  • : a place that is very messy or dirty


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