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zone

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Noun, Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

zonen. [F. zone, L. zona, Gr. zw`nh; akin to zwnny`nai to gird, Lith. j a girdle, j to gird, Zend yāh.].
  •  A girdle; a cincture.  [1913 Webster]
    "An embroidered zone surrounds her waist."  [1913 Webster]
    "Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound."  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the five great divisions of the earth, with respect to latitude and temperature.  [1913 Webster]
    " The zones are five: the torrid zone, extending from tropic to tropic 46temperate or variable zones, situated between the tropics and the polar circles; and two frigid zones, situated between the polar circles and the poles."  [1913 Webster]
    "Commerce . . . defies every wind, outrides every tempest, and invades."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.)  [1913 Webster]
  •  A band or stripe extending around a body.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Circuit; circumference.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.
    "The zones, or life zones, commonly recognized for North America are Arctic, Hudsonian, Canadian, Transition, Upper Austral, Lower Austral, and Tropical."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  A series of faces whose intersection lines with each other are parallel.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  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.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  any area to or within which a shipment or transportation cost is constant;  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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.
zonev. t. 
     To girdle; to encircle.  Keats.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

zone, n. & v.
--n.
1 an area having particular features, properties, purpose, or use (danger zone; erogenous zone; smokeless zone).
2 any well-defined region of more or less beltlike form.
3 a an area between two exact or approximate concentric circles. b a part of the surface of a sphere enclosed between two parallel planes, or of a cone or cylinder etc., between such planes cutting it perpendicularly to the axis.
4 (in full time zone) a range of longitudes where a common standard time is used.
5 Geol. etc. a range between specified limits of depth, height, etc., esp. a section of strata distinguished by characteristic fossils.
6 Geog. any of five divisions of the earth bounded by circles parallel to the equator (see FRIGID, TEMPERATE, TORRID).
7 an encircling band or stripe distinguishable in colour, texture, or character from the rest of the object encircled.
8 archaic a belt or girdle worn round the body.
--v.tr.
1 encircle as or with a zone.
2 arrange or distribute by zones.
3 assign as or to a particular area.

Derivative
zonal adj. zoning n. (in sense 3 of v.).
Etymology
F zone or L zona girdle f. Gk zone

THESAURUS

zone

area, bailiwick, belt, circle, department, district, domain, locale, locality, precinct, province, quarter, realm, region, section, sector, segment, sphere, terrain, territory, tract, turf

ROGET THESAURUS

zone

Region

N region, sphere, ground, soil, area, field, realm, hemisphere, quarter, district, beat, orb, circuit, circle, reservation, pale, compartment, department, clearing, (property) &c 780 (Government), 1 arena, precincts, enceinte, walk, march, patch, plot, parcel, inclosure, close, field, court, enclave, reserve, preserve, street, clime, climate, zone, meridian, latitude, biosphere, lithosphere, territorial, local, parochial, provincial, regional.

Layer

N layer, stratum, strata, course, bed, zone, substratum, substrata, floor, flag, stage, story, tier, slab, escarpment, table, tablet, dess, flagstone, board, plank, trencher, platter, plate, lamina, lamella, sheet, foil, wafer, scale, flake, peel, coat, pellicle, membrane, film, leaf, slice, shive, cut, rasher, shaving, integument, eschar, stratification, scaliness, nest of boxes, coats of an onion, monolayer, bilayer, trilayer, lamellar, lamellated, lamelliform, layered, laminated, laminiferous, micaceous, schistose, schistous, scaly, filmy, membranous, pellicular, flaky, squamous, foliated, foliaceous, stratified, stratiform, tabular, discoid, spathic, spathose, trilamellar, graphitic.

Outline

N outline, circumference, perimeter, periphery, ambit, circuit, lines tournure, contour, profile, silhouette, bounds, coast line, zone, belt, girth, band, baldric, zodiac, girdle, tyre, cingle, clasp, girt, cordon, circlet.

Circularity

N circularity, roundness, rotundity, circle, circlet, ring, areola, hoop, roundlet, annulus, annulet, bracelet, armlet, ringlet, eye, loop, wheel, cycle, orb, orbit, rundle, zone, belt, cordon, band, contrate wheel, crown wheel, hub, nave, sash, girdle, cestus, cincture, baldric, fillet, fascia, wreath, garland, crown, corona, coronet, chaplet, snood, necklace, collar, noose, lasso, lassoo, ellipse, oval, ovule, ellipsoid, cycloid, epicycloid, epicycle, semicircle, quadrant, sextant, sector, sphere, round, rounded, circular, annular, orbicular, oval, ovate, elliptic, elliptical, egg-shaped, pear-shaped, cycloidal, spherical, I watched the little circles die.


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