"area" in the noun 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"
a subject of study
"it was his area of specialization"
"areas of interest include..."
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"
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"
a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
"the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
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"
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