zone meaning

[ zəun ] Pronunciation:   "zone" in a sentence
Noun: zone  zown
  1. A locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features 
  2. Any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
    - geographical zone 
  3. An area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic 
  4. (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
    - zona
Verb: zone  zown
  1. Regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
    - district 
  2. Separate or apportion into sections
    - partition

Derived forms: zoning, zones, zoned

See also: bizonal, zonary

Type of: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, divide, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, govern, order, part, place, region, regularise [Brit], regularize, regulate, separate, spot, structure, topographic point

Encyclopedia: Zone Zone, Italy


In an air-conditioning or heating system, a space (or group of spaces), served by the system, whose temperature (or humidity) is regulated by a single control.


A vertical or horizontal subdivision of a water supply system, sprinkler system, or standpipe system.


See pressure zone.

AmE / noun, verb

noun [C]



an area or a region with a particular feature or use:

an industrial zone

the danger/safety zone


one of the areas that a larger area is divided into for the purpose of organization:

postal charges to countries in zone 2

verb [+ obj] (usually be zoned)


to keep an area of land to be used for a particular purpose:

The town centre was zoned for office development.


to divide an area of land into smaller areas

zoning noun [U]

See free-trade zone, and target zone (exchange rates)

1. On a magnetic disk, a group of tracks whose associated transfer rate is not the same as that for the rest of the disk.
2. In computer operations, the area of a storage medium containing digits.
3. In a computer system, a main memory area set aside for a particular purpose.
4. In a security system, a specified area or region under surveillance.


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  1. below the water table is the zone of saturation.
  2. it depends on the identification of zone fossils.
  3. they are pulling their troops out of the battle zone.
  4. the saturated zone is bounded above by a water table.
  5. the central zone is sputtered with a reflecting coating.

Related Words

  1. zonary meaning
  2. zonate meaning
  3. zonated meaning
  4. zonation meaning
  5. zonda meaning
  6. zone blanking meaning
  7. zone candle power meaning
  8. zone control meaning
  9. zone defense meaning
  10. zone fire meaning
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