Area

Definition of Area

A´re`a   Pronunciation: ā´rė`å; 277
n.1.Any plane surface, as of the floor of a room or church, or of the ground within an inclosure; an open space in a building.
The Alban lake . . . looks like the area of some vast amphitheater.
- Addison.
2.The inclosed space on which a building stands.
3.The sunken space or court, giving ingress and affording light to the basement of a building.
4.An extent of surface; a tract of the earth's surface; a region; as, vast uncultivated areas.
5.(Geom.) The superficial contents of any figure; the surface included within any given lines; superficial extent; as, the area of a square or a triangle.
6.(Biol.) A spot or small marked space; as, the germinative area.
7.Extent; scope; range; as, a wide area of thought.
The largest area of human history and man's common nature.
- F. Harrison.
Dry area
See under Dry.

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