English noun: area
|1.||area (location) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)|
|Samples||It was a mountainous area.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||anchorage, anchorage ground, arena, bed ground, bed-ground, bedground, block, broadcast area, center, centre, city block, clear, corner, corner, danger, disaster area, eye, fireside, free port, free zone, hangout, haunt, heart, hearth, high country, hunting ground, middle, neighborhood, no man's land, no-go area, open, playground, quadrant, quadrant, rain shadow, refuge, repair, resort, resort area, retreat, safety, scene, section, shrubbery, space, staging area, stamping ground, tank farm, vacation spot, winner's circle|
|Instance hyponym||Bermuda Triangle|
|2.||area (cognition) a subject of study|
|Samples||It was his area of specialization.|
Areas of interest include....
|Broader (hypernym)||issue, matter, subject, topic|
|Narrower (hyponym)||gray area, grey area, territory|
|3.||area (body) a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve|
|Samples||In the abdominal region.|
|Broader (hypernym)||body part|
|Narrower (hyponym)||area of cardiac dullness, areola, cleavage, cortical area, cortical region, epigastrium, erogenous zone, fovea, fovea centralis, groin, half-moon, hypochondrium, inguen, loins, lunula, lunule, macula, macula lutea, macular area, middle, midriff, midsection, palm, parafovea, perineum, pressure point, pubes, pubic region, quick, ring of color, side, sole, thenar, thenar, waist, waistline, yellow spot|
|4.||area (state) a particular environment or walk of life|
|Samples||His social sphere is limited.|
It was a closed area of employment.
He's out of my orbit.
|Synonyms||arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere|
|Narrower (hyponym)||distaff, front, kingdom, land, lap, political arena, political sphere, preserve, province, realm, responsibility|
|5.||area (artifact) a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function|
|Samples||The spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants.|
|Broader (hypernym)||construction, structure|
|Narrower (hyponym)||aisle, auditorium, baggage claim, bema, box, breakfast area, breakfast nook, bullpen, chancel, choir, corner, court, courtyard, dead-air space, dining area, enclosure, family circle, goalmouth, hideaway, lay-by, layby, nave, nook, orchestra pit, panopticon, patio, peanut gallery, pit, pit, pit, press gallery, pull-off, quad, quadrangle, rest area, rest stop, retreat, room, sanctuary, second balcony, storage space, terrace, threshing floor, turnaround, upper balcony|
|6.||area (attribute) the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary|
|Samples||The area of a rectangle.|
It was about 500 square feet in area.
|Synonyms||expanse, surface area|
|Narrower (hyponym)||acreage, balk, baulk, blank space, erasure, footprint, land area, place, plane section, section, space, space|