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From Latin zōna, from Ancient Greek ζώνη (zṓnē, girdle, belt).

  • (General American) enPR: zōn, IPA(key): /zoʊn/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /zəʊn/
  • Rhymes: -əʊn

zone (plural zones)

  1. (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).
  2. Any given region or area of the world.
  3. A given area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic, use, restriction, etc.
    There is a no-smoking zone that extends 25 feet outside of each entrance.
    The white zone is for loading and unloading only.
    Files in the Internet zone are blocked by default, as a security measure.
  4. (by extension) A restricted category or virtual place.
    The discussion was veering off into a danger zone.
  5. A band or area of growth encircling anything.
    a zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a continent
  6. A band or stripe extending around a body.
  7. (crystallography) A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.
  8. (baseball, informal) The strike zone.
    That pitch was low and away, just outside the zone.
  9. (ice hockey) Every of the three parts of an ice rink, divided by two blue lines.
  10. (handball) A semicircular area in front of each goal.
  11. (chiefly sports) A high-performance phase or period.
    I just got in the zone late in the game: everything was going in.
  12. (basketball, American football) A defensive scheme where defenders guard a particular area of the court or field, as opposed to a particular opposing player.
  13. (networking) That collection of a domain's DNS resource records, the domain and its subdomains, that are not delegated to another authority.
  14. (networking, dated) A logical group of network devices on AppleTalk (an obsolete networking protocol).
  15. (now literary) A belt or girdle.
    • 17th c, John Dryden, 2005, Pygmalion and the Statue, Paul Hammond, David Hopkins (editors), The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Five: 1697-1700, page 263,
      Her tapered fingers too with rings are graced, / And an embroidered zone surrounds her slender waist.
    • 18th c, William Collins, The Passions: An Ode for Music, 1810, Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (editors), The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 13, page 204,
      Love fram'd with Mirth a gay fantastic round, / Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound,
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto I, LV, 1827, The Works of Lord Byron, including The Suppressed Poems, page 565,
      There was the Donna Julia, whom to call / Pretty were but to give a feeble notion / Of many charms in her as natural / As sweetness to the flower, or salt to ocean, / Her zone to Venus, or his bow to Cupid / (But this last simile is trite and stupid).
    • 1844, Charles Dickens, The life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, 1865, Works of Charles Dickens, Volume VI: Martin Chuzzlewit—Volume II, page 421,
      [] it was the prettiest thing to see her girding on the precious little zone, and yet obliged to have assistance because her fingers were in such terrible perplexity; […].
  16. (geometry) The curved surface of a frustum of a sphere, the portion of surface of a sphere delimited by parallel planes.
    • 1835, Charles Davies, David Brewster (editors and translators), Adrien-Marie Legendre, Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry, [1794, Eléments de géométrie], page 293,
      To find the surface of a spherical zone.
      Rule.—Multiply the altitude of the zone by the circumference of a great circle of the sphere, and the product will be the surface (Book VIII. Prop. X. Sch. 1).
  17. (geometry, loosely, perhaps by meronymy) A frustum of a sphere.
  18. A circuit; a circumference.
  • (area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic etc): area, belt, district, region, section, sector, sphere, territory
  • (baseball: strike zone):
  • (handball: area in front of a goal): crease
  • (high performance phase or period):
  • (networking: that collection of a domain's DNS resource records):
  • (computing: logical group of network devices on AppleTalk):
  • (religion: belt worn by priests in the Greek Orthodox church):
  • (religion: belt worn by priests in the Greek Orthodox church): alb, epigonation, epimanikion, epitrachelion, maniple, mitre, omophorion, rhason, sakkos, sticharion
  • Korean: (jon)
  • Punjabi: ਜ਼ੋਨ (zon)
  • zone file

zone (third-person singular simple present zones, present participle zoning, simple past and past participle zoned)

  1. (transitive) To divide into or assign to sections or areas.
    Please zone off our staging area, a section for each group.
  2. (transitive) To define the property use classification of (an area).
    This area was zoned for industrial use.
  3. (intransitive, slang) To enter a daydream state temporarily, for instance as a result of boredom, fatigue, or intoxication; to doze off.
    I must have zoned while he was giving us the directions.
    • 1996, Byron Coley, liner notes for the album "Piece for Jetsun Dolma" by Thurston Moore)
      Everyone just put their goddamn heads together and zoned. # (transitive, archaic, poetic) To girdle or encircle.(Can we find and add a quotation of Keats to this entry?)
  4. To assign to a restricted category.
    We've zoned each other as friends; we'll never be anything more.
  • (enter a daydream state): zone out, doze off (if also sleeping; See Thesaurus:fall asleep).
  • zonal
  • zone in, zone in on
  • zoner
  • zoning
  • exclusion zone
  • friend zone
  • time zone
  • zone out
  • zoning law
  • zone of employment
  • Enzo, Zeno, noze, zeon

From Latin zōna, from Ancient Greek ζώνη (zṓnē, girdle, belt).

  • IPA(key): /soːnɘ/, [ˈsoːnɘ]
  • Homophone: sone

zone c (singular definite zonen, plural indefinite zoner)

  1. zone
  • område

Borrowed from French zone or Middle French zone, from Latin zona, from Ancient Greek ζώνη (zṓnē).

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔː.nə/, [ˈzɔːnə], /ˈzoːnə/
  • Hyphenation: zo‧ne
  • Rhymes: -ɔːnə, -oːnə

zone f (plural zonen or zones, diminutive zonetje n)

  1. zone
  • zonaal
  • milieuzone
  • parkeerzone
  • zonevreemd
  • zona

Borrowed from Latin zōna.

  • IPA(key): /zon/

zone f (plural zones)

  1. zone


  1. inflection of zoner:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative
  • “zone”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  • Enzo, onze

zone (first-person possessive zoneku, second-person possessive zonemu, third-person possessive zonenya)

  1. zona

zone f

  1. plural of zona
  • Enzo, Zeno


  1. inflection of zonar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative
  • IPA(key): [ˈ]

zone f pl

  1. plural of zonă

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