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zone

 
 
pronunciation:
zon
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an area that is divided from other areas because of a particular use or some other special quality.
You'll find a supermarket in the business zone.Houses can be painted only certain colors in the historic zone.
synonyms:
area, belt, district, region
similar words:
climate, hemisphere, latitude, locality, precinct, quarter, section, territory, ward
definition 2: any of the five areas of the earth's surface, marked by latitude lines, and named according to the region's temperature. There are two frigid zones, two temperate zones, and one torrid zone.
similar words:
latitude
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: zones, zoning, zoned
definition: to divide or make into particular areas.
The town has zoned this area for houses only.
synonyms:
partition
similar words:
divide, separate, subdivide
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