[ US /ˈɛɹiə/ ]
[ UK /ˈe‍əɹi‍ə/ ]
  1. a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
    the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants
  2. a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
    in the abdominal region
  3. a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
    Bible country
    it was a mountainous area
  4. a subject of study
    areas of interest include...
    it was his area of specialization
  5. the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
    it was about 500 square feet in area
    the area of a rectangle
  6. a particular environment or walk of life
    it was a closed area of employment
    his social sphere is limited
    he's out of my orbit
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How To Use area In A Sentence

  • A thin veil of fog had rolled in off the bay, obscuring his view and coating the area in a pale gray-white mist.
  • The aircraft descended into a wetland area and had since been forgotten about as it sank below the surface. Times, Sunday Times
  • The right back found himself in unfamiliar territory in the opposing penalty area after a swift exchange of passes that opened up Reading's defence. Times, Sunday Times
  • You would be hard pressed to find a young captain or major who hadn't flown combat sorties in the area of operations.
  • This contact of his had passed on to him a list of slightly disreputable jewelers and watchmakers in the area, on which I was rather impressed and a bit taken aback to find my appearance.
  • The authors of the second paper admit that “other variables … influence the binding avidity (preference), such as type of SA (sialic acid of the receptor site) and glycosylation and sialylation of the hemagglutinin close to the receptor binding site. ” These factors all vary obviously and there are other variables in the equation as well including the status of specific areas of the immune system. Think Progress » An Inconvenient Truth and An Intolerable Summer
  • Pay particular attention to zoning in each of the alternatives proposed for your area.
  • In recent years, Laganside Corporation has transformed the inner core of Belfast city centre, specifically along the Lagan river and in the surrounding area.
  • And we -- it does extent all the way up toward Jacksonville, all the way down into West Palm Beach, all the way over to Fort Myers, and northward, almost kind of budging into the pan -- the Big Bend area, almost into the Panhandle, but not quite just yet. CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2004
  • The remote desert area is accessible only by helicopter.
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