See also: área, àrea, arẽa, and äreä

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin area.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) enPR: âʼrĭ-ə; IPA(key): /ˈɛːɹɪə/
  • (US) enPR: ârʼē-ə; IPA(key): /ˈɛɚ.i.ə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛəɹiə
  • Hyphenation: a‧re‧a, ar‧e‧a

Noun edit

 
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area (plural areas or areæ)

  1. (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
    • 2018, VOA Learning English > China's Melting Glacier Brings Visitors, Adds to Climate Concerns[1]:
      It is about 4.5 million square kilometers in area and holds the world’s third largest collection of ice after Antarctica and Greenland.
  2. A particular geographic region.
  3. Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
    The photo is a little dark in that area.
  4. The extent, scope, or range of an object or concept.
    The plans are a bit vague in that area.
    • 2013 September-October, Rob Dorit, “Making Life from Scratch”, in American Scientist:
      Today, a new area of research that similarly aims to mimic a complex biological phenomenon—life itself—is taking off. Synthetic biology, a seductive experimental subfield in the life sciences, seems tantalizingly to promise custom-designed life created in the laboratory.
  5. (Britain) An open space, below ground level, giving access to the basement of a house, and typically separated from the pavement by railings. [from 18th c.]
    • 1790, Helen Maria Williams, Julia, Routledge, published 2016, page 95:
      A boy seized it, whom she bribed with a shilling to relinquish his prize, which she was taking home, when it escaped from her hand, and fell down the area of a house.
    • 1852 March – 1853 September, Charles Dickens, chapter 4, in Bleak House, London: Bradbury and Evans, [], published 1853, →OCLC:
      This was so favourably received by the milkman and beadle that he would immediately have been pushed into the area if I had not held his pinafore while Richard and Mr. Guppy ran down through the kitchen to catch him when he should be released.
    • 1908, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans:
      A minute later we were both in the area. Hardly had we reached the dark shadows before the step of the policeman was heard in the fog above. As its soft rhythm died away, Holmes set to work upon the lower door. I saw him stoop and strain until with a sharp crash it flew open. We sprang through into the dark passage, closing the area door behind us.
  6. (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2-2 Arsenal”, in BBC:
      Bendtner's goal-bound shot was well saved by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi but fell to Arsahvin on the edge of the area and the Russian swivelled, shaped his body and angled a sumptuous volley into the corner.
  7. (slang) Genitals.
    • 2003 October 2, “The One Where Ross Is Fine”, in Friends, season 10, episode 2, spoken by Frank Buffay Jr. (Giovanni Ribisi), via NBC:
      But what do I do when the third one runs at me with his bike helmet on? I got no more hands to protect my area!

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area (plural areas)

  1. area

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Galician edit

 
Area longa ("Long beach"), O Vicedo, Galicia

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From Old Galician-Portuguese arẽa, from Latin arēnā (sand). Cognate with Portuguese areia and Spanish arena.

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area f (plural areas)

  1. sand (a grain)
  2. (figuratively) a grain of salt
  3. sand (collectively)
    Synonyms: xabre, saibro
  4. (dated) beach, cove
    Synonyms: areal, praia, arnela

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References edit

  • area” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • area” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • area” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • area” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • area” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Indonesian edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Latin ārea.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈarɛa]
  • Hyphenation: arèa

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arèa (first-person possessive areaku, second-person possessive areamu, third-person possessive areanya)

  1. area:
    1. a particular geographic region.
      Synonym: daerah
    2. any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
      Synonym: kawasan

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin ārea. Doublet of aia (threshing floor).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈa.re.a/
  • Rhymes: -area
  • Hyphenation: à‧re‧a

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area f (plural aree)

  1. area, surface
  2. land, ground
  3. field, sector

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ārea f (genitive āreae); first declension

  1. a piece of level ground, a vacant place (esp. in the town)
  2. ground for a house, a building-spot
  3. (figuratively) a vacant space around or in a house, a court
  4. (figuratively) an open space for games, an open play-ground
  5. (figuratively) a threshing floor
  6. (figuratively) the halo around the sun or moon
  7. (figuratively) a bed or border in a garden
  8. (figuratively) a fowling-floor
  9. (figuratively) a burying-ground, church-yard
  10. (figuratively) a bald spot upon the head, baldness

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ārea āreae
Genitive āreae āreārum
Dative āreae āreīs
Accusative āream āreās
Ablative āreā āreīs
Vocative ārea āreae

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  • Aragonese: era
  • Aromanian: aryi
  • Asturian: era, yera
  • Italian: aia
  • Ladin: aa
  • Old French: aire, eire
  • Old Galician-Portuguese: eira
  • Old Occitan:
  • Piedmontese: ajra
  • Romanian: arie
  • Spanish: era
  • Venetian: ara, era

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References edit

  • area”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • area”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • area in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • area in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • area”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • area”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  1. ^ Cohen, Paul S. (2014), “Some Hittite and Armenian Reduplications and Their (P)IE Ramifications”, in Indo-European Linguistics

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From Spanish área and English area.

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area

  1. area

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area f (plural areas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of área

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Etymology edit

From Latin area (literally vacant piece of level ground).

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area c

  1. (geometry) area; a measure of squared distance.

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Declension of area 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative area arean areor areorna
Genitive areas areans areors areornas