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Meaning of ZONE

Pronunciation:  zown

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
  2. [n]  an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
  3. [n]  any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
  4. [n]  a circumscribed geographical region characterized by some distinctive features
  5. [v]  separate or apportion into sections; "partition a room off"
  6. [v]  regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

ZONE is a 4 letter word that starts with Z.


 Synonyms: district, geographical zone, partition, zona
 See Also: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, Canal Zone, climatic zone, combat zone, complex body part, danger zone, divide, drop zone, dropping zone, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, govern, island, order, Panama Canal Zone, part, region, regularize, regulate, screen off, separate, separate off, structure, tidal zone, time zone, zona pellucida, zonula, zonule



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Zone\, n.
    1. (Biogeography) An area or part of a region characterized
       by uniform or similar animal and plant life; a life zone;
       as, Littoral zone, Austral zone, etc.
    Note: The zones, or life zones, commonly recognized for North
          America are Arctic, Hudsonian, Canadian, Transition,
          Upper Austral, Lower Austral, and Tropical.
    2. (Cryst.) A series of faces whose intersection lines with
       each other are parallel.
    3. (Railroad Econ.)
       (a) The aggregate of stations, in whatsoever direction or
           on whatsoever line of railroad, situated between
           certain maximum and minimum limits from a point at
           which a shipment of traffic originates.
       (b) Any circular or ring-shaped area within which the
           street-car companies make no differences of fare.
    4. In the United States parcel-post system, any of the areas
       about any point of shipment for which but one rate of
       postage is charged for a parcel post shipment from that
       point. The rate increases from within outwards. The first
       zone includes the unit of area ``(a quadrangle 30 minutes
       square)'' in which the place of shipment is situated and
       the 8 contiguous units; the outer limits of the second to
       the seventh zones, respectively, are approximately 150,
       300, 600, 1000, 1400, and 1800 miles from the point of
       shipment; the eighth zone includes all units of area
       outside the seventh zone.
  2. \Zone\ (z[=o]n), n. [F. zone, L. zona, Gr. zw`nh; akin to
    zwnny`nai to gird, Lith. j[*u]sta a girdle, j[*u]sti to gird,
    Zend y[=a]h.]
    1. A girdle; a cincture. [Poetic]
             An embroidered zone surrounds her waist. --Dryden.
             Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound.
    2. (Geog.) One of the five great divisions of the earth, with
       respect to latitude and temperature.
    Note: The zones are five: the torrid zone, extending from
          tropic to tropic 46[deg] 56[min], or 23[deg] 28[min] on
          each side of the equator; two temperate or variable
          zones, situated between the tropics and the polar
          circles; and two frigid zones, situated between the
          polar circles and the poles.
                Commerce . . . defies every wind, outrides every
                tempest, and invades.              --Bancroft.
    3. (Math.) The portion of the surface of a sphere included
       between two parallel planes; the portion of a surface of
       revolution included between two planes perpendicular to
       the axis. --Davies & Peck (Math. Dict.)
    4. (Nat. Hist.)
       (a) A band or stripe extending around a body.
       (b) A band or area of growth encircling anything; as, a
           zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal
           or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a
           continent; the Alpine zone, that part of mountains
           which is above the limit of tree growth.
    5. (Crystallog.) A series of planes having mutually parallel
    6. Circuit; circumference. [R.] --Milton.
    {Abyssal zone}. (Phys. Geog.) See under {Abyssal}.
    {Zone axis} (Crystallog.), a straight line passing through
       the center of a crystal, to which all the planes of a
       given zone are parallel.
  3. \Zone\, v. t.
    To girdle; to encircle. [R.] --Keats.
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