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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
area (noun)
1.
a level piece of ground
2.
the surface included within a set of lines , specifically the number of unit squares equal in measure to the surface - see metric system table weight table
3.
the scope of a concept, operation, or activity - field the whole area of foreign policy
4.
- areaway
5.
a particular extent of space or surface or one serving a special function as
a) a part of the surface of the body
b) a geographic region
6.
a part of the cerebral cortex having a particular function
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
area (noun)
1.
a part or portion having no fixed boundaries
SYNONIMS:
area, demesne, field, zone
RELATED WORDS:
corner, section; locale, locality, location, locus, place, point, position, site, space, spot
area (noun)
2.
a region of activity, knowledge, or influence
SYNONIMS:
area, arena, bailiwick, barony, business, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, firmament, front, game, kingdom, line, precinct, province, realm, specialty, sphere, terrain, walk
RELATED WORDS:
frontier; study, subject; territory, turf; occupation, profession, pursuit, racket, vocation; ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confine, dimension(s), extent, ken, reach, scope, sweep, width; subfield, subspecialty
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