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To calculate the area of a rectangle, multiply the length by the width. The area of this rectangle is 50 square feet.

ar·e·a

 (âr′ē-ə)
n.
1. A roughly bounded part of the space on a surface; a region: a farming area; the New York area.
2. A surface, especially an open, unoccupied piece of ground: a landing area; a playing area.
3. A distinct part or section, as of a building, set aside for a specific function: a storage area in the basement.
4. A division of experience, activity, or knowledge; a field: studies in the area of finance; a job in the health-care area.
5. An open, sunken space next to a building; an areaway.
6. Abbr. A The extent of a planar region or of the surface of a solid measured in square units.

[Latin ārea, open space; possibly akin to ārēre, to be dry; see arid.]

ar′e·al adj.
ar′e·al·ly adv.

area

(ˈɛərɪə)
n
1. any flat, curved, or irregular expanse of a surface
2. (Mathematics)
a. the extent of a two-dimensional surface enclosed within a specified boundary or geometric figure: the area of Ireland; the area of a triangle.
b. the two-dimensional extent of the surface of a solid, or of some part thereof, esp one bounded by a closed curve: the area of a sphere.
3. a section, portion, or part: an area of the body; an area of the sky.
4. region; district; locality: a mountainous area.
5.
a. a geographical division of administrative responsibility
b. (as modifier): area manager.
6. a part or section, as of a building, town, etc, having some specified function or characteristic: reception area; commercial area; slum area.
7. Also called: areaway a sunken area, usually enclosed, giving light, air, and sometimes access to a cellar or basement
8. the range, extent, or scope of anything
9. a subject field or field of study
10. any unoccupied or unused flat open piece of ground
11. the ground on which a building stands, or the ground surrounding a building
12. (Anatomy) anatomy any of the various regions of the cerebral cortex
13. (Computer Science) computing any part of a computer memory assigned to store data of a specified type
[C16: from Latin: level ground, open space, threshing-floor; related to ārēre to be dry]
ˈareal adj

ar•e•a

(ˈɛər i ə)

n., pl. ar•e•as.
1. an extent of space or surface: the dark areas in the painting.
2. a geographical region: the Chicago area.
3. a section reserved for a specific function: the dining area.
4. extent; range; scope: embraced the whole area of science.
5. field; sphere: new areas of interest.
6. a piece of unoccupied ground.
7. the yard attached to or surrounding a house.
9. the quantitative measure of a plane or curved surface; two-dimensional extent.
[1530–40; < Latin: level ground, open space in a town, perhaps akin to ārēre to be dry. See arid]
ar′e•al, adj.
ar′e•al•ly, adv.

ar·e·a

(âr′ē-ə)
The extent of a surface or plane figure as measured in square units.
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Noun1.area - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)area - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
arena - the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand
high country - an area lying above the piedmont but below the timberline
bed ground, bedground, bed-ground - 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, middle, centre, eye, heart - an area that is approximately central within some larger region; "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"
corner - a place off to the side of an area; "he tripled to the rightfield corner"; "the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean"
corner - a remote area; "in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"
disaster area - a region whose population is affected by a general disaster
hangout, haunt, stamping ground, resort, repair - a frequently visited place
fireside, hearth - an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room); "they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"
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
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
staging area - an area where troops and equipment in transit are assembled before a military operation
open, clear - a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
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
playground, resort area, vacation spot - 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; "he lives in the next block"
neighborhood - an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community); "an ethnic neighborhood"
retreat - a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
refuge, safety - a safe place; "He ran to safety"
danger - a dangerous place; "He moved out of danger"
scene - the place where some action occurs; "the police returned to the scene of the crime"
section - a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people; "no section of the nation is more ardent than the South"; "there are three synagogues in the Jewish section"
shrubbery - an area where a number of shrubs are planted
space - an area reserved for some particular purpose; "the laboratory's floor space"
tank farm - an area used exclusively for storing petroleum in large tanks
winner's circle - a small area at a racecourse where awards are given to the owners of winning horses
2.area - a subject of studyarea - a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
matter, topic, issue, subject - some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
gray area, grey area - an intermediate area; a topic that is not clearly one thing or the other
territory - an area of knowledge or interest; "his questions covered a lot of territory"
3.area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nervearea - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
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; "you must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu"
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 (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs
epigastrium - the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum)
fovea, fovea centralis - 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 area, cortical region - 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; "he had a pain in his side"
cleavage - the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts)
ring of color, areola - small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite
midriff, midsection, middle - the middle area of the human torso (usually in front); "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"
waist, waistline - the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
loins, pubes, pubic region - the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs
palm, thenar - 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
groin, inguen - 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 (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
4.area - a particular environment or walk of lifearea - a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit"
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
distaff - the sphere of work by women
front - a sphere of activity involving effort; "the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front"; "they advertise on many different fronts"
kingdom, realm, land - a domain in which something is dominant; "the untroubled kingdom of reason"; "a land of make-believe"; "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"
lap - an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap"
political arena, political sphere - a sphere of intense political activity
preserve - a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve"
province, responsibility - the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his province to take care of himself"
5.area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or functionarea - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
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; "the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box"
breakfast area, breakfast nook - a place for light meals (usually near a kitchen); "the breakfast nook had a built in table and seats"
bullpen - a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game
bema, chancel, sanctuary - area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
choir - the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave
nook, corner - an interior angle formed by two meeting walls; "a piano was in one corner of the room"
courtyard, court - an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; "the house was built around an inner court"
dead-air space - an unventilated area where no air circulates
dining area - an area arranged for dining; "they put up tents for the dining area"
enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
goalmouth - (sports) 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
patio, terrace - usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
pit - (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
pit - (commodity exchange) 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 (especially in a legislative hall)
layby, lay-by, pull-off, rest area, rest stop - 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; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
family circle, second balcony, upper balcony, peanut gallery - rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
storage space - the area in any structure that provides space for storage
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
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.area - the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundaryarea - the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"
extent - the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent"
acreage, land area - an area of ground used for some particular purpose (such as building or farming); "he wanted some acreage to build on"
footprint - the area taken up by some object; "the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches"
erasure - a surface area where something has been erased; "another word had been written over the erasure"
blank space, space, place - a blank area; "write your name in the space provided"
space - one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff; "the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"
balk, baulk - the area on a billiard table behind the balkline; "a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"
plane section, section - (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid

area

noun
1. region, land, quarter, division, sector, district, stretch, territory, zone, plot, province, patch, neighbourhood, sphere, turf (U.S. slang), realm, domain, tract, locality, neck of the woods (informal) the large number of community groups in the area
2. part, section, sector, portion You will notice that your baby has two soft areas on its head.
3. range, reach, size, sweep, extent, scope, sphere, domain, width, compass, breadth, parameters (informal), latitude, expanse, radius, ambit Although large in area, the flat did not have many rooms.
4. realm, part, department, field, province, arena, sphere, domain She wanted to be involved in every area of my life.

area

noun
1. A part of the earth's surface:
2. A surrounding site:
3. A rather small part of a geographic unit considered in regard to its inhabitants or distinctive characteristics:
district, neighborhood, quarter (often uppercase).
4. A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest:
Slang: bag.
Translations
مَساحَهمِنْطَقَةمَنْطِقَه
oblastplocharozlohaúzemívýměra
områdeareal
alue
područje
flatarmálsvæîi
地域面積領域
구역
dalisplotasrajonasvietovė
apgabalslaukumsplatībarajonszona
površinapredelobmočje
områdearea
บริเวณ
khu vực

area

[ˈɛərɪə]
A. N
1. (= surface measure) → superficie f, extensión f, área f
the lake is 130 square miles in areael lago tiene 130 millas cuadradas de superficie or de extensión, el lago se extiende sobre una superficie or área de 130 millas cuadradas
see also surface
2. (= region) [of country] → zona f, región f; [of city] → zona f (Admin, Pol) → zona f, área f
in mountainous areas of Europe and Asiaen las zonas or regiones montañosas de Europa y Asia
an area of outstanding natural beautyuna zona de una belleza natural excepcional
an area of high unemploymentuna zona con un alto índice de desempleo
the London areala zona or el área de Londres
rural/urban areaszonas fpl rurales/urbanas
see also catchment, disaster, sterling
3. (= extent, patch) → zona f
the blast caused damage over a wide areala explosión causó daños en una extensa zona
there is an area of wasteland behind the houseshay un terreno baldío detrás de las casas
when applying the cream avoid the area around the eyesevite aplicarse la crema en la zona que rodea los ojos
4. (= space) → zona f
communal areazona f comunitaria
dining areacomedor m
picnic areamerendero m
play areazona f recreativa
reception arearecepción f
slum areabarrio m bajo
smoking areas are providedse han habilitado zonas para fumadores
waiting areazona f de espera
5. (Sport) (also penalty area) → área f de penalti, área f de castigo
see also goal
6. (Brit) (= basement courtyard) → patio m
7. (= sphere) [of knowledge] → campo m, terreno m; [of responsibility] → esfera f
I am not a specialist in this areano soy especialista en este campo or terreno
area of studycampo m de estudio
that is not my area of competenceeso no es competencia mía
it affects all areas of our livesafecta a todos los sectores de nuestra vida
it's a potential area of concernpuede llegar a ser motivo de preocupación
there are still some areas of disagreementaún existen discrepancias sobre algunos puntos
one of the problem areas is lax securityuna cuestión problemática es la falta de seguridad
see also grey
B. CPD area code N (US) (Telec) → prefijo m (local), código m territorial
area manager Njefe/a m/f de zona
area office Noficina f regional
area representative Nrepresentante mf de zona

area

[ˈɛəriə] n
(= region) → région f; (smaller)secteur m
the London area → la région Londonienne
She lives in the Paris area → Elle habite dans la région parisienne.
My favourite area of Paris is Montmartre
BUT Montmartre est le quartier de Paris que je préfère.
in the London area → dans la région de Londres
in my/your area → dans mon/votre quartier
(= part) → zone f
Apply cream to the affected area → Appliquer la pommade sur la zone à traiter.
the soft areas of a baby's head
BUT les parties molles du crâne d'un bébé.
(for specific use) a picnic area → une aire de pique-nique
the dining area → le coin salle à manger
the sleeping area → le coin chambre
Gatwick airport's luggage area → la zone de livraison des bagages de l'aéroport de Gatwick
(fig)domaine f
His interest lies in the area of literature → Il s'intéresse au domaine de la littérature.
superficie f
The field has an area of 1500m² → Le champ a une superficie de mille cinq cent mètres carrés.
to occupy an area of 50km² → occuper une superficie de 50 km²
50km² in area → 50 km² de superficiearea code n (for phonecall)indicatif m de zonearea manager ndirecteur/trice m/f régional(e)area of outstanding natural beauty nsite m naturel exceptionnel

area

n
(measure) → Fläche f; 20 sq metres (Brit) or meters (US) in areaeine Fläche von 20 Quadratmetern
(= region, district)Gebiet nt; (= neighbourhood, vicinity)Gegend f; (separated off, piece of ground etc) → Areal nt, → Gelände nt; (on plan, diagram etc) → Bereich m; (= slum area, residential area, commercial area)Viertel nt, → Gebiet nt; this is not a very nice area to live indies ist keine besonders gute Wohngegend; in the areain der Nähe; do you live in the area?wohnen Sie hier (in der Gegend)?; in the area of the stationin der Bahnhofsgegend; the thief is believed to be still in the areaman nimmt an, dass sich der Dieb noch in der Umgebung aufhält; in the London areaim Raum London, im Londoner Raum; protected/prohibited/industrial areaSchutz-/Sperr-/Industriegebiet nt; drying/dispatch areaTrocken-/Verteilerzone f; dining/sleeping areaEss-/Schlafbereich or -platz m; no smoking/recreation areaNichtraucher-/Erholungszone f; we use this corner as a discussion areawir benutzen diese Ecke für Diskussionen; the goal area (Ftbl) → der Torraum; the (penalty) area (esp Brit Ftbl) → der Strafraum; this area is for directors’ carsdieser Platz ist für Direktorenwagen vorgesehen; you must keep out of this areadieses Gebiet darf nicht betreten werden; this area must be kept cleardiesen Platz frei halten; the public were told to keep well away from the areadie Öffentlichkeit wurde aufgefordert, das Gebiet unbedingt zu meiden; a mountainous areaeine bergige Gegend; mountainous areasBergland nt; a wooded areaein Waldstück nt; (larger) → ein Waldgebiet nt; desert areasWüstengebiete pl; the infected areas of the lungsdie befallenen Teile or (smaller) → Stellen der Lunge; the patchy areas on the walldie fleckigen Stellen an der Wand; the additional message area on an air letterder Raum für zusätzliche Mitteilungen auf einem Luftpostbrief; the sterling areadie Sterlingzone
(fig)Bereich m; areas of uncertainty/agreementBereiche, in denen Unklarheit/Übereinstimmung besteht; his area of responsibilitysein Verantwortungsbereich m; area of interest/studyInteressen-/Studiengebiet nt; a sum in the area of £100eine Summe um die £ 100
(Brit: = basement courtyard) → Vorplatz m

area

:
area bombing
nFlächenbombardierungen pl
area code
n (Telec) → Vorwahl(nummer) f, → Ortskennzahl f
area command
nGebiets- or Abschnittskommandantur f
area manager
nBezirks- or Gebietsleiter m
area office
nBezirksbüro nt
areaway
n (US)
Vorplatz m
(= passage)Durchgang m, → Passage f

area

[ˈɛərɪə] n
a. (surface extent) → area, superficie f (Geom) → area
b. (region) → zona; (district) → zona, settore m
the London area → la zona di Londra
c. (fig) (of knowledge) → campo; (of responsibility) → sfera
matters outside my area of responsibility → questioni che esulano dalla mia competenza
in the area of £5,000 → sulle or intorno alle 5.000 sterline

area

(ˈeəriə) noun
1. the extent or size of a flat surface. This garden is twelve square metres in area.
2. a place; part (of a town etc). Do you live in this area?

area

مِنْطَقَة oblast område Fläche περιοχή área alue zone područje area 地域 구역 gebied område obszar área территория område บริเวณ alan khu vực 区域

area

n área, zona, región f, parte f