|Origin:||'piece of flat ground'|
ar‧e‧a S1 W1 [countable]
a particular part of a country, town etc
in an area
Only cheeses made in this area may be labelled 'Roquefort.'
There were over 2 inches of rain in coastal areas.
a working-class area of Birmingham
Many areas of Africa have suffered severe drought this year.
a rural area (=countryside) of woodlands and fields
Crime rates are significantly higher in urban areas (=towns, cities etc).
The police have searched the farm and the surrounding area (=the area around it).
children from the local area
a residential area of the town
a part of a house, office, garden etc that is used for a particular purpose:
Their apartment has a large kitchen area.
Come through into the dining area.
the reception area of the hotel
a storage area on the ground floor
a particular subject, range of activities, or group of related subjects:
The course covers three main subject areas.
This study has clearly identified a major problem area for the National Health Service.
We're funding research into new areas such as law enforcement technology.
reforms in the key areas of health and education
the amount of space that a flat surface or shape covers
an area of 2,000 square miles
a formula to calculate the area of a circle