zone Definition

  • 1an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
  • 2a specific district, area, or locality
  • 3a level or layer of a stratified or heterogeneous system

Using zone: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "zone" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The city is divided into different zones for residential and commercial use.

  • Example

    This is a no-parking zone.

  • Example

    The team is in the zone and playing their best game.

  • Example

    The ocean is divided into different temperature zones.

zone Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using zone

  • performing exceptionally well, often due to intense focus or concentration


    The athlete was in the zone and broke the world record.

  • an area where fighting is taking place, especially during a war


    The city was turned into a war zone during the conflict.

  • an area where parachutists land


    The soldiers landed safely in the drop zone.

Phrases with zone

  • a situation or position in which a person feels secure, comfortable, or in control


    I need to step out of my comfort zone and try new things.

  • a geographical region in which all inhabitants observe the same standard time


    New York City is in the Eastern Time Zone.

  • strike zone

    in baseball, the area over home plate between the batter's knees and armpits, through which a pitch must pass to be considered a strike


    The pitcher threw the ball outside the strike zone, so it was called a ball.

Origins of zone

from Greek 'zōnē', meaning 'belt'


Summary: zone in Brief

The term 'zone' [zoʊn] refers to an area or region that is distinct from surrounding areas, often with a specific purpose or characteristic. It can refer to geographic regions like time zones or temperature zones, or to more abstract concepts like comfort zones or strike zones. Idioms like 'in the zone' denote exceptional performance, while 'war zone' describes an area of conflict.

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