Associations to the word «Zone»


ZONE, noun. (geography) (now rare) Each of the five regions of the earth's surface into which it was divided by climatic differences, namely the torrid zone (between the tropics), two temperate zones (between the tropics and the polar circles), and two frigid zones (within the polar circles).
ZONE, noun. Any given region or area of the world.
ZONE, noun. A given area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic, use, restriction, etc.
ZONE, noun. A band or area of growth encircling anything.
ZONE, noun. A band or stripe extending around a body.
ZONE, noun. (crystallography) A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.
ZONE, noun. (baseball) (informal) The strike zone.
ZONE, noun. (chiefly sports) A high-performance phase or period.
ZONE, noun. (networking) That collection of a domain's DNS resource records, the domain and its subdomains, that are not delegated to another authority.
ZONE, noun. (Apple computing) A logical group of network devices on AppleTalk.
ZONE, noun. (now literary) A belt or girdle.
ZONE, noun. (geometry) The curved surface of a frustum of a sphere, the portion of surface of a sphere delimited by parallel planes.
ZONE, noun. (geometry) (loosely) (perhaps by meronymy) A frustum of a sphere.
ZONE, noun. A circuit; a circumference.
ZONE, verb. To divide into or assign sections or areas.
ZONE, verb. To define the property use classification of an area.
ZONE, verb. To enter a daydream state temporarily, for instance as a result of boredom, fatigue, or intoxication; to doze off.
ZONE, verb. To girdle or encircle.
ZONE DEFENSE, noun. (basketball) (soccer) A defense in which each player covers an area of the court.
ZONE DEFENSES, noun. Plural of zone defense
ZONE DIET, noun. A diet that advocates consuming calories from carbohydrates and protein in a balanced ratio.
ZONE FOOT THERAPY, noun. A massage technique in which heated stones and herbal balls are applied to the feet and lower leg using specific finger and hand techniques, as well as movement manipulation.
ZONE MELTING, noun. (physics) (chemistry) A technique used to purify a metal, semiconductor or other solid in which a heating system slowly causes a series of molten zones to traverse the solid, leaving purer material behind it.
ZONE OF ACTION, noun. (military) A tactical subdivision of a larger area, the responsibility for which is assigned to a tactical unit; generally applied to offensive action.
ZONE OF AVOIDANCE, noun. (astronomy) The region of the Universe in alignment with the galactic plane of the Milky Way where few galaxies were initially seen due to dust interfering with the view of ground-based telescopes.
ZONE OF FIRE, noun. (military) An area into which a designated ground unit or fire support ship delivers, or is prepared to deliver, fire support. Fire may or may not be observed.
ZONE OF POLARIZING ACTIVITY, noun. (embryology) A region of mesenchymal connective tissue that carries instructions which direct the developing limb bud to form along the anterior-posterior axis.
ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT, noun. A concept developed by Soviet psychologist and social constructivist Lev Vygotsky; that is the difference between what a learner can do without help and what he or she can do with help.
ZONE OUT, verb. (intransitive) To stop paying attention and think about something else, or to think about nothing
ZONE PLATE, noun. A Fresnel zone plate.
ZONE PLATES, noun. Plural of zone plate
ZONE PUNCH, noun. (computing) A hole punched (normally in the top two or three positions) of a punched card in addition to another in order to designate a different (sometimes related) character or to add a plus or minus sign
ZONE PUNCHES, noun. Plural of zone punch
ZONE REFINING, noun. Zone melting

Dictionary definition

ZONE, noun. A locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features.
ZONE, noun. Any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude.
ZONE, noun. An area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic.
ZONE, noun. (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure.
ZONE, verb. Regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns.
ZONE, verb. Separate or apportion into sections; "partition a room off".

Wise words

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
Arabian Proverb