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  1. zone
    IPA[zōn]
  2. noun

    • 1. an area or stretch of land having a particular characteristic, purpose, or use, or subject to particular restrictions:

      a pedestrian zone the government has declared the city a disaster zone a no-smoking zone
    • 2. a well-defined region extending around the earth between definite limits, especially between two parallels of latitude:

      a zone of easterly winds
    • 3. a range of longitudes where a common standard time is used.

    • 4. (especially in sport) a state of such concentration that one is able to perform at the peak of one's physical or mental capabilities:

      I was in the zone, completing the first nine holes in one under par
    • 5. (in basketball, football, and hockey) a specific area of the court, field, or rink, especially one to be defended by a particular player.

    • 6. an encircling band or stripe of distinctive color, texture, or character.

    • 7. a belt or girdle worn around a person's body.

    verb

    • 1. divide into or assign to zones:

      the park has been zoned into four distinct bioregions, each with its own ecological identity
    • 2. divide (a town or piece of land) into areas subject to particular restrictions on development and use:

      towns and cities must have the latitude to zone real property in the best interest of all
    • 3. designate (a specific area) for use or development as a particular zone in planning:

      the land is zoned for housing
    • 4. encircle as or with a band or stripe.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: zone, plural noun: zones

    • v.: verb: zone, 3rd person present: zones, gerund or present participle: zoning, past tense: zoned, past participle: zoned

  4. Phrase

    • noun

      an area or stretch of land having a particular characteristic, purpose, or use, or subject to particular restrictions:

      a well-defined region extending round the earth between definite limits, especially between two parallels of latitude:

    • verb

      divide into or assign to zones:

      divide (a town or piece of land) into areas subject to particular restrictions on development and use:

    • adjective

      divided into zones, in particular (of land) designated for a particular type of use or development:

      marked with circles or bands of color:

    • adjective

      divided into zones, in particular (of land) designated for a particular type of use or development:

      marked with circles or bands of colour:

    • noun

      a place or period in which nothing happens or in which no life exists:

      an area of the ocean that is depleted of oxygen, frequently due to pollution.

    • noun

      a conceptual area that is undefined or intermediate:

      a sphere of experience that appears sinister or dangerous because of its uncertainty, unpredictability, or ambiguity:

    • noun

      the area of a military engagement with a high concentration of fatalities.

      the area of the human body where entry of a projectile would kill, especially as indicated on a target for shooting practice.

    • noun

      each of the two areas of the earth respectively north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle.

      a range of extremely cold temperatures:

    • noun

      a situation in which a friendship exists between two people, one of whom has an unreciprocated romantic or sexual interest in the other:
    • verb

      come to regard (someone) solely as a friend, despite their unreciprocated romantic or sexual interest:
    • noun

      the central area of a hockey rink, lying between the two blue lines.

      (before the start of a play) the imaginary zone running sideline to sideline from the front to the back point of the football.

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