re·gion /ˈrɪʤən/ 名詞
1. One of the grand districts or quarters into which any space or surface, as of the earth or the heavens, is conceived of as divided; hence, in general, a portion of space or territory of indefinite extent; country; province; district; tract.
If thence he 'scappe, into whatever world,
Or unknown region. --Milton.
2. Tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything; neighborhood; vicinity; sphere. “Though the fork invade the region of my heart.”
Philip, tetrarch of .. the region of Trachonitis. --Luke iii. 1.
3. The upper air; the sky; the heavens. [Obs.]
Anon the dreadful thunder
Doth rend the region. --Shak.
4. The inhabitants of a district.
5. Place; rank; station. [Obs. or R.]
He is of too high a region. --Shak.
n 1: the extended spatial location of something; "the farming
regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the
world"; "regions of outer space" [syn: part]
2: a part of an animal that has a special function or is
supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal
region" [syn: area]
3: a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth;
"penguins inhabit the polar regions"
4: the approximate amount of something (usually used
prepositionally as in `in the region of'); "it was going
to take in the region of two or three months to finish the
job"; "the price is in the neighborhood of $100" [syn: neighborhood]
5: a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are
communicating about; "it was a limited domain of
discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the
realm of the occult" [syn: domain, realm]