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zone

noun [C]  /zoʊn/ us  
an area, esp. one that has different characteristics from the ones around it or is used for different purposes: a construction/work/flood/combat/war zone He was charged with driving 75 mph in a 55 mph zone.

zone

verb [T]  /zoʊn/ us  
to set rules for the use of land or for the types of structures that can be built on it: The land is now zoned for single-family homes on two-acre plots. This area was originally zoned commercial.
Translations of “zone”
in Korean 지역, 지구…
in Arabic مَنطِقة…
in French zone…
in Turkish bölge, yer, mahal…
in Italian zona…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指有不同特徵或用途的)地帶,地區, (地球的)氣候帶…
in Russian зона…
in Polish strefa…
in Spanish zona…
in Portuguese zona…
in German die Zone…
in Catalan zona…
in Japanese 地帯, 区域…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指有不同特征或用途的)地带,地区, (地球的)气候带…
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