1. a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

- it was a mountainous area

Similar word(s): country

Definition categories: location, region

2. a subject of study

- it was his area of specialization

- areas of interest include...

Definition categories: thought, issue, matter, subject, topic

3. a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

Similar word(s): region

Definition categories: body

4. a particular environment or walk of life

- it was a closed area of employment

Similar word(s): arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere

Definition categories: state, environment

5. a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

- the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants

Definition categories: man–made, construction, structure

6. the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary

- the area of a rectangle

- it was about 500 square feet in area

Similar word(s): expanse

Definition categories: attribute, extent

Sentences with area as a noun:

- The photo is a little dark in that area.

- The plans are a bit vague in that area.