Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “zone”

See all translations

zone

noun [C] uk   /zəʊn/ us    /zoʊn/
B1 an area, especially one that is different from the areas around it because it has different characteristics or is used for different purposes: an earthquake zone a nuclear-free zone He was charged with driving at 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. This stretch of coast has been designated a danger zone. The UN Security Council has established a no-fly zone (= one where aircraft are not permitted to fly). specialized geography, environment one of the five parts the Earth is divided into according to temperature, marked by imaginary lines going around it from east to west: temperate zones
More examples

zone

verb [T usually passive] uk   /zəʊn/ us    /zoʊn/ specialized
to give a special purpose to a particular area, such as an area in a town: The former dockyard has been zoned for tourist use.
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…
(Definition of zone from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of zone?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “zone” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More