Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun area

6 senses of area

Sense 1
area, country -- (a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country")
       => region -- (a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions")

Sense 2
area -- (a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include...")
       => topic, subject, issue, matter -- (some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police")

Sense 3
area, region -- (a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region")
       => body part -- (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Sense 4
sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena -- (a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit")
       => environment -- (the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room")

Sense 5
area -- (a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants")
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")

Sense 6
area, expanse, surface area -- (the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area")
       => extent -- (the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent")

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