zone, zona

(noun) (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure


(noun) an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic

zone, geographical zone

(noun) any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude


(noun) a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features

partition, zone

(verb) separate or apportion into sections; “partition a room off”

zone, district

(verb) regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

Source: WordNet® 3.1



zone (plural zones)

(geography, now rare) Each of the five regions of the earth's surface into which it was divided by climatic differences, namely the torrid zone (between the tropics), two temperate zones (between the tropics and the polar circles), and two frigid zones (within the polar circles).

Any given region or area of the world.

A given area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic, use, restriction, etc.

A band or area of growth encircling anything.

A band or stripe extending around a body.

(crystallography) A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.

(baseball, informal) The strike zone.

(ice hockey) Every of the three parts of an ice rink, divided by two blue lines.

(handball) A semicircular area in front of each goal.

(chiefly, sports) A high-performance phase or period.

(basketball, American football) A defensive scheme where defenders guard a particular area of the court or field, as opposed to a particular opposing player.

(networking) That collection of a domain's DNS resource records, the domain and its subdomains, that are not delegated to another authority.

(Apple computing) A logical group of network devices on AppleTalk.

(now literary) A belt or girdle.

(geometry) The curved surface of a frustum of a sphere, the portion of surface of a sphere delimited by parallel planes.

(geometry, loosely, perhaps by meronymy) A frustum of a sphere.

A circuit; a circumference.


• (area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic etc): area, belt, district, region, section, sector, sphere, territory

• (baseball: strike zone)

• (handball: area in front of a goal): crease

• (high performance phase or period)

• (networking: that collection of a domain's DNS resource records)

• (computing: logical group of network devices on AppleTalk)

• (religion: belt worn by priests in the Greek Orthodox church)

Coordinate terms

• (religion: belt worn by priests in the Greek Orthodox church): alb, epigonation, epimanikion, epitrachelion, maniple, mitre, omophorion, rhason, sakkos, sticharion


zone (third-person singular simple present zones, present participle zoning, simple past and past participle zoned)

To divide into or assign sections or areas.

To define the property use classification of an area.

To enter a daydream state temporarily, for instance as a result of boredom, fatigue, or intoxication; to doze off.

To girdle or encircle.


• (enter a daydream state): zone out, doze off (if also sleeping; See fall asleep).


• Enzo, Zeno, noze, zeon

Source: Wiktionary

Zone, n. Etym: [F. zone, L. zona, Gr. j to gird, Zend yah.]

1. A girdle; a cincture. [Poetic] An embroidered zone surrounds her waist. Dryden. Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound. Collins.

2. (Geog.)

Definition: One of the five great divisions of the earth, with respect to latitude and temperature.

Note: The zones are five: the torrid zone, extending from tropic to tropic 46º 56min, or 23º 28min on each side of the equator; two temperate or variable zones, situated between the tropics and the polar circles; and two frigid zones, situated between the polar circles and the poles. Commerce . . . defies every wind, outrides every tempest, and invades. Bancroft.

3. (Math.)

Definition: The portion of the surface of a sphere included between two parallel planes; the portion of a surface of revolution included between two planes perpendicular to the axis. Davies & Peck (Math. Dict.)

4. (Nat. Hist.) (a) A band or stripe extending around a body. (b) A band or area of growth encircling anything; as, a zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a continent; the Alpine zone, that part of mountains which is above the limit of tree growth.

5. (Crystallog.)

Definition: A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.

6. Circuit; circumference. [R.] Milton. Abyssal zone. (Phys. Geog.) See under Abyssal.

– Zone axis (Crystallog.), a straight line passing through the center of a crystal, to which all the planes of a given zone are parallel.

Zone, v. t.

Definition: To girdle; to encircle. [R.] Keats.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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4 February 2023


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