ar·ea /ˈæriə, ˈɛr; ˈeriə/
ar·ea /ˈærɪə, ˈɛr-/ 名詞
區域 面積 區
A·re·a n.; pl. Areas .
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.
n 1: 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" [syn: country]
2: 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" [syn: sphere, domain, orbit, field,
3: a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization";
"areas of interest include..."
4: a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or
function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of
room for servants"
5: a part of an animal that has a special function or is
supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal
region" [syn: region]
6: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a
boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500
square feet in area" [syn: expanse, surface area]