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zone
climatic zones
A. North Frigid Zone
B. North Temperate Zone
C. Torrid Zone
D. South Temperate Zone
E. South Frigid Zone

zone

 (zōn)
n.
1.
a. An area or a region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic.
b. A section of an area or territory established for a specific purpose, as a section of a city restricted to a particular type of building, enterprise, or activity: a residential zone.
c. An area of a given radius within which a uniform rate is charged, as for transportation or shipping.
2.
a. Any of the five regions of the surface of the earth that are loosely divided according to prevailing climate and latitude, including the Torrid Zone, the North and South Temperate Zones, and the North and South Frigid Zones.
b. A similar division on any other planet.
c. Mathematics A portion of a sphere bounded by the intersections of two parallel planes with the sphere.
3. Ecology An area characterized by distinct physical conditions and supporting a particular type of flora and fauna.
4. Anatomy A ringlike or cylindrical growth or structure.
5. Geology A region or stratum distinguished by composition or content.
6. Sports A zone defense.
7. Archaic A belt or girdle.
tr.v. zoned, zon·ing, zones
1. To divide or designate into zones.
2. To surround or encircle.
Phrasal Verbs:
zone in
To focus or concentrate on something.
zone out Informal
To lose concentration or become inattentive.
Idiom:
in the zone
Informal In a state of focused attention or energy so that one's performance is enhanced: a goalie who was in the zone throughout the playoffs.

[Middle English, one of the encircling regions of the earth, from Latin zōna, girdle, celestial zone, from Greek zōnē.]

zon′al (zō′nəl) adj.

zone

(zəʊn)
n
1. a region, area, or section characterized by some distinctive feature or quality
2. a sphere of thought, disagreement, argument, etc
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an area subject to a particular political, military, or government function, use, or jurisdiction: a demilitarized zone.
4. (Physical Geography) (often capital) geography one of the divisions of the earth's surface, esp divided into latitudinal belts according to temperature. See Torrid Zone, Frigid Zone, Temperate Zone
5. (Geological Science) geology a distinctive layer or region of rock, characterized by particular fossils (zone fossils), metamorphism, structural deformity, etc
6. (Environmental Science) ecology an area, esp a belt of land, having a particular flora and fauna determined by the prevailing environmental conditions
7. (Mathematics) maths a portion of a sphere between two parallel planes intersecting the sphere
8. (General Sporting Terms) sport
a. a mental state that enables a competitor to perform to the best of his or her ability: Hingis is in the zone at the moment.
b. (modifier) of or relating to competitive performance that depends on the mood or state of mind of the participant: a zone player.
9. archaic or literary a girdle or belt
10. (Automotive Engineering) NZ a section on a transport route; fare stage
11. (Education) NZ a catchment area for pupils for a specific school
12. in the zone See zone8
vb (tr)
13. to divide into zones, as for different use, jurisdiction, activities, etc
14. to designate as a zone
15. to mark with or divide into zones
16. (Education) NZ to establish (an area) as a zone for a specific school
[C15: from Latin zōna girdle, climatic zone, from Greek zōnē]
ˈzoning n

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(zoʊn)

n., v. zoned, zon•ing. n.
1. an area that differs in some respect, or is distinguished for some purpose, from adjoining areas, or within which distinctive circumstances exist or are established.
2. any of five great divisions of the earth's surface, bounded by lines parallel to the equator and named according to the prevailing temperature.
3. an area characterized by a particular set of organisms whose presence is determined by environmental conditions, as an altitudinal belt on a mountain.
4. a specific district, area, etc., within which a uniform charge is made for transportation or other service.
5. an area or district in a city or town under special restrictions as to the type of buildings that may be erected.
7. any of the numbered districts into which a U.S. city or metropolitan area was formerly divided for expediting mail delivery.
8. a particular portion of a football field or other playing area: defensive zone.
9. Archaic. a girdle or belt; cincture.
v.t.
10. to divide into zones.
11. to divide (a city or town) into zones in order to enforce building restrictions.
12. to mark with zones or bands.
13. to encircle or surround with a zone.
v.i.
14. to be formed into zones.
15. zone out, Slang. to become inattentive or dazed.
[1490–1500; < Latin zōna belt, girdle < Greek zṓnē]

zone


Past participle: zoned
Gerund: zoning

Imperative
zone
zone
Present
I zone
you zone
he/she/it zones
we zone
you zone
they zone
Preterite
I zoned
you zoned
he/she/it zoned
we zoned
you zoned
they zoned
Present Continuous
I am zoning
you are zoning
he/she/it is zoning
we are zoning
you are zoning
they are zoning
Present Perfect
I have zoned
you have zoned
he/she/it has zoned
we have zoned
you have zoned
they have zoned
Past Continuous
I was zoning
you were zoning
he/she/it was zoning
we were zoning
you were zoning
they were zoning
Past Perfect
I had zoned
you had zoned
he/she/it had zoned
we had zoned
you had zoned
they had zoned
Future
I will zone
you will zone
he/she/it will zone
we will zone
you will zone
they will zone
Future Perfect
I will have zoned
you will have zoned
he/she/it will have zoned
we will have zoned
you will have zoned
they will have zoned
Future Continuous
I will be zoning
you will be zoning
he/she/it will be zoning
we will be zoning
you will be zoning
they will be zoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been zoning
you have been zoning
he/she/it has been zoning
we have been zoning
you have been zoning
they have been zoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been zoning
you will have been zoning
he/she/it will have been zoning
we will have been zoning
you will have been zoning
they will have been zoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been zoning
you had been zoning
he/she/it had been zoning
we had been zoning
you had been zoning
they had been zoning
Conditional
I would zone
you would zone
he/she/it would zone
we would zone
you would zone
they would zone
Past Conditional
I would have zoned
you would have zoned
he/she/it would have zoned
we would have zoned
you would have zoned
they would have zoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zone - a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
island - a zone or area resembling an island
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
2.zone - any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
climatic zone - any of the geographical zones loosely divided according to prevailing climate and latitude
time zone - any of the 24 regions of the globe (loosely divided by longitude) throughout which the same standard time is used
transit zone - a six million square mile area that includes the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific Ocean; includes the principal routes used by drug smugglers
3.zone - an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
buffer zone, buffer - a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
combat area, combat zone - a military area where combat forces operate
danger zone - a dangerous area
demilitarized zone, DMZ - a zone from which military forces or operations or installations are prohibited; "tensions exist on both sides of the demilitarized zone separating North Korea and South Korea"
drop zone, dropping zone - an agreed area where military supplies are dropped to ground troops
kill zone, killing zone - an area where a battle has occurred with many fatalities
strike zone - (baseball) the area over home plate between a batter's knees and shoulders through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike
tidal zone - an area subject to tidal action
4.zone - (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
zona pellucida - thick membrane around the mammalian ovum; can be penetrated by one sperm in the fertilization process; usually remains around the fertilized egg until it is implanted in the wall of the uterus
zonula, zonule - small beltlike zone
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
Verb1.zone - regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
govern, regularise, regularize, regulate, order - bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
2.zone - separate or apportion into sections; "partition a room off"
screen off, separate off - partition by means of a divider, such as a screen; "screen off this part of the room"
divide, separate - make a division or separation

zone

noun area, region, section, sector, district, territory, belt, sphere, tract The area has been declared a disaster zone.

zone

noun
A part of the earth's surface:
Translations
مِنْطَقَةمِنْطَقَه
zónapásmo
zonebælteområde
zonadeclarardividir en zonas
vyöhykealuehuippukuntojakaakaavoittaa
zona
égövövezetzóna
loftslagsbeltisvæîi
地帯場所ストライクゾーンぼーっとする仕切る
지대
zona
joslarajonsteritorijazona
območje
zon
โซน แถบ เขต
bölgeiklim kuşağı
vùng

zone

[zəʊn]
A. N (gen) → zona f
postal zone (US) → zona f postal
B. VTdividir en or por zonas, distribuir en zonas
C. CPD zone therapy Nreflexoterapia f, reflejoterapia f

zone

[ˈzəʊn] nzone f
to be in the zone (= on top form) → être au top de sa forme

zone

n (Geog, fig) → Zone f; (US: = postal zone) → Post(zustell)bezirk m; no-parking zoneParkverbot nt; time zoneZeitzone f; zones of the bodyKörperzonen pl; to be in the zonein einer Sache völlig aufgehen; athletein Topform sein
vt
town, areain Zonen aufteilen
to zone a district for industryeinen Bezirk zur Industriezone ernennen

zone

[zəʊn]
1. nzona
danger zone → zona pericolosa
war zone → zona di guerra
2. vtzonizzare

zone

(zəun) noun
1. an area or region, usually of a country, town etc, especially one marked off for a special purpose. a no-parking zone; a traffic-free zone.
2. any of the five bands into which the earth's surface is divided according to temperature. The tropical zone is the area between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer.

zone

مِنْطَقَة zóna zone Zone ζώνη zona vyöhyke zone zona zona 地帯 지대 zone sone strefa zona зона zon โซน แถบ เขต bölge vùng 地带

zone

n. zona, estructura anatómica en forma de banda;
comfort ______ de bienestar;
equivalence ______ de equivalencia;
gliding ______ de deslizamiento;
respiratory ______ respiratoria;
transition ______ de transición;
___ radiata___ radiada.

zone

n zona; comfort — zona de confort
References in classic literature ?
which, barred with various tints, seemed like the Andes' western slope, to show forth in one array, contrasting climates, zone by zone.
Nor could I pass unnoticed the suggestion of the bleak shores of Lapland, Siberia, Spitzbergen, Nova Zembla, Iceland, Greenland, with "the vast sweep of the Arctic Zone, and those forlorn regions of dreary space,--that reservoir of frost and snow, where firm fields of ice, the accumulation of centuries of winters, glazed in Alpine heights above heights, surround the pole, and concentre the multiplied rigours of extreme cold.
Well have ye judg'd, well ended long debate, Synod of Gods, and like to what ye are, Great things resolv'd; which from the lowest deep Will once more lift us up, in spight of Fate, Neerer our ancient Seat; perhaps in view Of those bright confines, whence with neighbouring Arms And opportune excursion we may chance Re-enter Heav'n; or else in some milde Zone Dwell not unvisited of Heav'ns fair Light Secure, and at the brightning Orient beam Purge off this gloom; the soft delicious Air, To heal the scarr of these corrosive Fires Shall breath her balme.
What the ancients imagined of the torrid zone being uninhabitable is so far from being true, that this climate is very temperate: the heats, indeed, are excessive in Congo and Monomotapa, but in Abyssinia they enjoy a perpetual spring, more delicious and charming than that in our country.
It was then the bad season in Australia, the July of that zone corresponding to our January in Europe, but the sea was beautiful and easily scanned round a vast circumference.
In the spring, when the streams are swollen by rain and by the melting of the snows, the lake rises several feet above its ordinary level during the summer, it gradually subsides again, leaving a sparkling zone of the finest salt upon its shores.
She looked redundant with life, health, and energy; all of which attributes were bound down and compressed, as it were and girdled tensely, in their luxuriance, by her virgin zone.
From the wild energy of wanton haste Her cheeks were flushing, and her lips apart ; And zone that clung around her gentle waist Had burst beneath the heaving of her heart.
At the end of two flights he had dropped to another zone, and from the middle of the third, with only one more left, he recognised the influence of the lower windows, of half- drawn blinds, of the occasional gleam of street-lamps, of the glazed spaces of the vestibule.
His weight told, and he dragged her up from the hole and they fell together on the floor outside the zone of slipperiness.
I lie in a shady place like this and think of adventurous spirits going to the North Pole or penetrating to the heart of the Torrid Zone with admiration.
These Kaolians are most noble fighters, nor are the green men of the equator one whit less warlike than their cold, cruel cousins of the temperate zone.