Definition of disaster area
: 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
After the hurricane, the state was declared a disaster area.
His office is a disaster area. How can he find anything in all this clutter?
First Known Use of disaster area
DISASTER AREA Defined for English Language Learners
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up disaster area? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).