(noun, verb)


1. a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features

Definition categories: location, place, spot

2. any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude

Definition categories: location

3. an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic

Definition categories: location, part, region

4. (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure

Similar word(s): zona

Definition categories: body, structure

Sentences with zone as a noun:

- There is a no-smoking zone that extends 25 feet outside of each entrance.

- The white zone is for loading and unloading only.

- a zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a continent

- That pitch was low and away, just outside of the zone.

- I just got in the zone late in the game: everything was going in.


1. regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

Similar word(s): district

Definition categories: social, govern, order, regularise, regularize, regulate

2. separate or apportion into sections

Similar word(s): partition

Definition categories: change, divide, separate

Sentences with zone as a verb:

- Please zone off our staging area, a section for each group.

- This area was zoned for industrial use.

- I must have zoned while he was giving us the directions.

- Everyone just put their goddamn heads together and zoned. (Byron Coley, liner notes for the album "Piece for Jetsun Dolma" by Thurston Moore)