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ZONE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does zone mean? 

ZONE (noun)
  The noun ZONE has 4 senses:

1. a circumscribed geographical region characterized by some distinctive features
2. any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
3. an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
4. (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure

  Familiarity information: ZONE used as a noun is uncommon.


ZONE (verb)
  The verb ZONE has 2 senses:

1. regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
2. separate or apportion into sections

  Familiarity information: ZONE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ZONE (noun)


Sense 1zone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A circumscribed geographical region characterized by some distinctive features

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("zone" is a kind of...):

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "zone"):

island (a zone or area resembling an island)

Instance hyponyms:

Canal Zone; Panama Canal Zone (a zone consisting of a strip of land across the Isthmus of Panama that contains the Panama Canal)


Sense 2zone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

geographical zone; zone

Hypernyms ("zone" is a kind of...):

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "zone"):

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)


Sense 3zone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("zone" is a kind of...):

part; region (the extended spatial location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "zone"):

tidal zone (an area subject to tidal action)

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)

kill zone; killing zone (an area where a battle has occurred with many fatalities)

drop zone; dropping zone (an agreed area where military supplies are dropped to ground troops)

demilitarized zone; DMZ (a zone from which military forces or operations or installations are prohibited)

danger zone (a dangerous area)

combat area; combat zone (a military area where combat forces operate)


Sense 4zone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

zona; zone

Hypernyms ("zone" is a kind of...):

anatomical structure; bodily structure; body structure; complex body part; structure (a particular complex anatomical part)

Domain category:

anatomy; general anatomy (the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "zone"):

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)


ZONE (verb)


Sense 1zone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

district; zone

Hypernyms (to "zone" is one way to...):

govern; order; regularise; regularize; regulate (bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2zone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Separate or apportion into sections

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

partition; zone

Context example:

partition a room off

Hypernyms (to "zone" is one way to...):

divide; separate (make a division or separation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "zone"):

screen off; separate off (partition by means of a divider, such as a screen)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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