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Noun: zone  zown
  1. A locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
  2. Any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
    - geographical zone
  3. An area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
  4. (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
    - zona
  5. (religion) a belt worn by priests in the Greek Orthodox church
    "The zone denotes the priest's readiness to serve the Lord and is also a sign that he is bound to Christ"
Verb: zone  zown
  1. Regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
    - district
  2. Separate or apportion into sections
    "zone a room off";
    - partition
  3. [N. Amer, informal] Doze off or lose concentration
    - zone out [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: zoning, zones, zoned

Type of: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, divide, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, govern, order, part, place, region, regularise [Brit], regularize, regulate, separate, spot, structure, topographic point

Encyclopedia: Zone, Lombardy