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Area appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • "Tide… born under a tide’s area is a foster animal I named," I sniff, "inside Manila, minarets of Asia erased it; a red nun robed it."
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Usage statistics for the noun area:

spoken English45.56%written English54.44% conversational speech15.1%task-oriented speech84.9% imaginative writing13.58%informational writing86.42%
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Area is sometimes a misspelling of ere.

The word area and its family (areas) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun area

What does area mean as a name of something?

Area is one of the top 50 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: areas

  1. a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
    • example: it was a mountainous area
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of area: country
    • more generic word: region = a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
    • more specific terms:
      • arena = the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held
      • high country = an area lying above the piedmont but below the timberline
      • bed ground / bed-ground / bedground = an area on which a drove of cattle or sheep can sleep for a night
      • broadcast area = the area over which a radio or tv transmission can be received
      • center / centre / middle / heart / eye = an area that is approximately central within some larger region
      • corner = a place off to the side of an area
      • corner = a remote area
      • disaster area = a region whose population is affected by a general disaster
      • stamping ground / hangout / repair / resort / haunt = a frequently visited place
      • fireside / hearth = an area near a fireplace
      • hunting ground = an area in which game is hunted
      • no-go area = an area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is forbidden
      • no man's land = an unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies
      • quadrant = the area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle
      • quadrant = any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes
      • rain shadow = an area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it
      • staging area = an area where troops and equipment in transit are assembled before a military operation
      • clear / open = a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
      • free port / free zone = an area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties
      • anchorage ground / anchorage = place for vessels to anchor
      • vacation spot / resort area / playground = an area where many people go for recreation
      • city block / block = a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
      • neighborhood = an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features
      • retreat = a place of privacy
      • refuge / safety = a safe place
      • danger = a dangerous place
      • scene = the place where some action occurs
      • section = a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
      • shrubbery = an area where a number of shrubs are planted
      • space = an area reserved for some particular purpose
      • tank farm = an area used exclusively for storing petroleum in large tanks
      • trouble spot = a place where trouble exists or occurs regularly
      • winner's circle = a small area at a racecourse where awards are given to the owners of winning horses
    • instance: Bermuda Triangle = an area in the western Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes are supposed to have been mysteriously lost
  2. a subject of study
    • examples: it was his area of specialization | areas of interest include...
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: issue / matter / subject / topic = some situation or event that is thought about
    • more specific terms:
  3. a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of area: region
    • more generic term: body part = any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
    • more specific terms:
      • erogenous zone = any area of the body especially sensitive to sexual stimulation
      • pressure point = an area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure
      • hypochondrium = the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium
      • area of cardiac dullness = a triangular area of the front of the chest
      • epigastrium = the region lying on or over the stomach
      • fovea centralis / fovea = area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute
      • parafovea = area of the retina immediately surrounding the fovea
      • macula lutea / macular area / yellow spot / macula = a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
      • cortical region / cortical area = any of various regions of the cerebral cortex
      • perineum = the general region between the anus and the genital organs
      • side = either the left or right half of a body
      • cleavage = the line formed by a groove between two parts
      • ring of color / areola = small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite
      • midsection / midriff / middle = the middle area of the human torso
      • waistline / waist = the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
      • pubic region / loins / pubes = the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs
      • thenar / palm = the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
      • thenar = the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb
      • sole = the underside of the foot
      • half-moon / lunula / lunule = the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail
      • inguen / groin = the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals
      • quick = any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain
  4. a particular environment or walk of life
  5. a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
    • example: the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: construction / structure = a thing constructed
    • more specific terms:
      • aisle = part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns
      • auditorium = the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits
      • baggage claim = an area in an airport where arriving passengers can collect the luggage that has been carried in the hold of the aircraft
      • box = any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned
      • breakfast area / breakfast nook = a place for light meals
      • bullpen = a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game
      • sanctuary / chancel / bema = area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir
      • choir = the area occupied by singers
      • corner / nook = an interior angle formed by two meeting walls
      • courtyard / court = an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
      • dead-air space = an unventilated area where no air circulates
      • dining area = an area arranged for dining
      • enclosure = a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
      • goalmouth = the area immediately in front of the goal
      • hideaway / retreat = an area where you can be alone
      • nave = the central area of a church
      • orchestra pit / pit = lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
      • panopticon = an area where everything is visible
      • terrace / patio = usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
      • pit = an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
      • pit = the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
      • press gallery = an area (sometimes in a balcony) set aside for reporters
      • rest area / rest stop / pull-off / lay-by / layby = designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily
      • quadrangle / quad = a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings
      • room = an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
      • peanut gallery / second balcony / family circle / upper balcony = rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
      • storage space = the area in any structure that provides space for storage
      • threshing floor = a floor or ground area for threshing or treading out grain
      • turnaround = an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around
  6. the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
    • examples: the area of a rectangle | it was about 500 square feet in area
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of area: expanse / surface area
    • more generic word: extent = the distance or area or volume over which something extends
    • more specific terms:


  1. Area - International POPular Group, most commonly known as Area or AreA, is an Italian progressive rock, jazz fusion, electronic, experimental group formed in 1972 by singer Demetrio Stratos and drummer Giulio Capiozzo.
  2. Area is a musical group.
    • album: "Area"
  3. Area is a musical group.
    • members:
    • albums: "The Perfect Dream", "Radio Caroline", "Fragments of the Morning", "Agate Lines", "Between Purple and Pink"
  4. Area is a musical group.
    • album: "The Falcon"

There are other groups with in their name, like Area-7, Area 11, area 27, Area 51, Area II, area-51, Area 305, Grey Area, Lost Area, mind.area, Skin Area, Dance Area, Metro Area, Knight area, metro area 4, Mood Area 52, Area Code 615, Area Disaster, Restricted Area and Aerial Service Area.


  1. "Area" EP is the follow-up release by The Futureheads after their self-titled debut album. The stand-alone EP was recorded in September 2005 in London and Newcastle upon Tyne. These tracks were re-released on the US version of News and Tributes.The title track of the EP was first premiered on the Shockwave NME Awards Tour 2005 during The Futureheads set.
  2. "Area" a.k.a. "「AREA」" is a musical single of Royz.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Area" is a musical album of Area.
  4. "Area" is a composition.


"Area" is a book by Marcella Durand.


  1. Area was a themed nightclub that operated from 1983 to 1987 at 157 Hudson Street in Manhattan, New York City.
  2. Area Travel Agency Ltd is a major travel agency in Finland. Area is a part of Finnair Group and wholly owned by Finnair, the national carrier of Finland. The company was founded in 1935. Area is a full-service business travel agency and a Globalstar travel management representative in Finland. Area provides a comprehensive range of business travel services for companies of all size.
    • also known as Matkatoimisto Oy Area
    • official website:


  1. Area is the quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional figure or shape, or planar lamina, in the plane. Surface area is its analog on the two-dimensional surface of a three-dimensional object. Area can be understood as the amount of material with a given thickness that would be necessary to fashion a model of the shape, or the amount of paint necessary to cover the surface with a single coat. It is the two-dimensional analog of the length of a curve or the volume of a solid.
    • also known as P, S, A, 面积
  2. Area: An area is an administrative unit of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which typically is composed of multiple stakes and missions. Areas are the primary church administrative unit between individual stakes and the church as a whole.
  3. Area is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 1.368.
  4. Area: In architecture, an area is an excavated, subterranean space around the walls of a building, designed to admit light into a basement, often providing access to the house for tradesmen and deliveries and access to vaults beneath the pavement for storage of coal and ash.
  5. Area: The total area of this location in square kilometers.
  6. Area: In graph drawing, the area used by a drawing is a commonly used way of measuring its quality.
  7. The area of partial containment of the two locations. (In square kilometers.
  8. Area is a TV program, begun on (12 years ago).
  9. Area: The geographic location for which this is a record: e.g. International, Europe, France, Brittany, etc.
  10. Area: Use this field only if the sampling design involves a non-standard area. Convert to hectares.

Phrases with Area

Phrases starting with the word Area:

  1. Area Rug
  2. area code
  3. Area rule
  4. area unit
  5. Area-Denial

Phrases ending with the word Area:

  1. Goal Area
  2. gray area
  3. grey area
  4. land area
  5. rest area
  6. Ruhr Area
  7. Safe area
  8. slum area
  9. cargo area
  10. equal-area
  11. motor area
  12. no-go area
  13. rural area
  14. urban area
  15. combat area

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Area

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Google previewLewis and Clark National Forest (N.F.), Land and Resource(s) Management Plan (LRMP) (1986)

Environmental Impact Statement

Pilgrim Creek The Pilgrim Creek Roadless Area is a contiguous unit of mostly Federal ownership. It is an isolated drainage with limited access because of adjacent private lands. Other than access trails and a small amount of cattle use, the ...

Google previewDillon Resource Management Plan (2005)

Environmental Impact Statement

The area is a potential ACEC given that it is one of only two sand dune complexes in Montana, along with the habitat it provides for special status plant species. The area supports ecological processes related to sand dune migration, which are ...

Google previewWallowa-Whitman National Forest (N.F.), Travel Management Plan (2012)

Environmental Impact Statement

The area is proposed for OHV use (includes Chico trail, Swamp and Davis Creeks) which would result in reduced elk use in important habitat areas. This area is a combination of Zones 1 and 2, Winter and Transition Rane. Very high densities.

Google previewRally Round the Flag, Boys! (1965)

A Full-length Comedy by David Rogers

The stage is divided into three areas. The center area is the meeting room of the Town Hall and should cover more ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Professional Real Estate Development: The ULI Guide to the Business by Richard B. Peiser, ISBN 9780874208948 (2012)

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Area Iron Loft Market analysis Click Here Area is a quantity expressing the two- dimensional size of a defined part of a surface,

Google previewConstructing an Intifada for Statehood: Palestinian Political Violence in United States News, 2000--2004 (2006)

The second area is the media-culture-ideology interface, which addresses the intersection between ideology as a set of beliefs or values embodied by a group or culture (Foss, 1996) and news media. This section discusses the culturalist ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

As the general expression for a curvilineal area BCPD is s y si', where x=AB the abscissa reckoned from a given point A. in the axis, and yzBC the ordinate, it follows that X being put to denote any function of a variable quantity x, the fluent of X ...

Google previewAeronautical Dictionary (2004)

With Emphasis on ATC Communications Terms by J. Deborah Balter

Continental Control Area - The airspace of the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and Alaska, but does not include - a. The airspace less than 1,500 feet above the surface of the earth, or b.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

The area os a circle is found by Multiplying the half of the periphery into the radius, or the half of the radius into the periphery — Foi a circle is not different from an ordinate or regular polygon of an infinite number ...

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Usage statistics about area

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Usage statistics for the noun area:

spoken English45.56%written English54.44% conversational speech15.1%task-oriented speech84.9% imaginative writing13.58%informational writing86.42%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun area:


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Small photo of Sign of smoking area in the citySmall photo of Bieszczady, Poland, circa February 2013. Marek cut his fingers off working on felling in the Bieszczady mountains. Felling of trees for charcoal fuel is the most vital area of industry in the area.Small photo of wonderful green garden area / garden areaSmall photo of New York City, USA - October 07, 2015: skyscraper in Manhattan with a curved glass facade. The metropolitan area NYC is one of the most important economy areas and commercial center of the worldSmall photo of SALY, SENEGAL - MAY 30, 2014: Garden areas in a holiday resort in the beach areaSmall photo of KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - 02 NOV 2014: Backyard area in Bintang area KL city districtSmall photo of A bench flanked by two ash bins with a designated smoking area sign above. More...

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Quotes about Area

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. (John F. Kennedy)
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Scrabble value of A1R1E1A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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