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Area \A"re*a\ ([=a]"r[-e]*[.a]; 277), n.; pl. Areas (-[.a]z) .

  1. Any plane surface, as of the floor of a room or church, or of the ground within an inclosure; an open space in a building.

    The Alban lake . . . looks like the area of some vast amphitheater.

  2. The inclosed space on which a building stands.

  3. The sunken space or court, giving ingress and affording light to the basement of a building.

  4. An extent of surface; a tract of the earth's surface; a region; as, vast uncultivated areas.

  5. (Geom.) The superficial contents of any figure; the surface included within any given lines; superficial extent; as, the area of a square or a triangle.

  6. (Biol.) A spot or small marked space; as, the germinative area.

  7. Extent; scope; range; as, a wide area of thought.

    The largest area of human history and man's common nature.
    --F. Harrison.

    Dry area. See under Dry.


n. (plural of area English)

Areas (moth)

Areas is a genus of tiger moths in the Erebidae family.

Usage examples of "areas".

As she saw the last time, the lines seemed especially predominant near his chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead areas, running mostly vertical on his forehead, diagonally and horizontally on his nose, vertically and diagonally on his chin and cheekbones, with a strange sort of oval or circular pattern around his eyes.

I call it this because of its similarity to a living cell, with a nucleus containing the most important and invaluable components, surrounded by areas of less importance, but indispensable nonetheless.

Ometvreheem are allowed outside their homes, in very specific areas where females usually work, such as teaching institutions for females where the teachers are females or almehneht, health care facilities where the doctors and other health attendants are female or almehneht, and other social or work related fields where there are no males, just female and almehneht.

I simply need some help with my final research, in Idaho and other areas, of plant and animal life.

It felt twisted in form and had rough and smooth areas, I guess depending on where it was broken off.

Maybe areas where the tendons attached to bone, or were under thicker skin?

Gospel Hump Wilderness tended to have large sections of wooded areas surrounded here and there by smaller clearings with low-lying rock and grass coverings instead of pine trees.

Silver rims or lines covered their joint areas on the clothing, like the shoulders and elbows, and even covering their rib, waist, shoulder, and neck area.

The terrain burst with tall, older pine trees, short brown grasses, and areas strewn with bare soil and sand.

His large right hand secured the barrels together, his other hand encompassing the trigger areas, an area just before a rectangular metal piece on each weapon.

She also noticed large areas of graffiti on walls and other structures or objects.

There is nothing your world can do to harm me, other than hinder my parameters and areas of exploration and scientific discovery.

The flowing gown she wore, draped around her shoulders and left arm, presented a study in contrast, as the light from various areas around the statue and its pedestal helped illuminate the statue against the dark background.

Not only did his strange hair stand out blatantly, but so did the taut, blue tendons beneath his skin, especially by his cheekbones, nose, and chin, the tensest areas of his skin.

But before long, we could make out the lunar surface, a picture in stark contrasts, since sunlight brightened some area, others it did not, leaving unlighted areas really pitch black.