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zonenoun [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

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zoneverb [T usually passive]

uk   /zəʊn/  us   /zoʊn/ specialized
(Definition of zone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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zonenoun [C]

 us   /zoʊn/
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.

zoneverb [T]

 us   /zoʊn/
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.
(Definition of zone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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zonenoun [C]

uk   us   /zəʊn/
an area, especially one that is different from the areas around it, because it has different characteristics or is used for different purposes: a danger/safety zone a construction/no-parking/nuclear-free zone
one of the areas into which a larger area is divided for a particular purpose: Most bus fares in the borough are to rise by 43%, while tube users in zone 1 will see an increase of 25%. The car was going faster than 60 mph in a 40-mph zone.a charging/fare zone New technology makes it much cheaper to determine whether a vehicle is in a charging zone.
an area of a city that is used for a particular purpose or activity: a commercial/industrial/residential zone Trucks are permitted within a 20-25 mile commercial zone where they drop off their trailers.
LAW a geographical region or group of countries that share a particular system, law, etc.: customs-free/passport-free zones Next to the airport is a special economic zone, an enclave of relative economic freedom designed to attract investors. External exchange rates matter less in a single currency zone of such size.

zoneverb [T]

uk   us   /zəʊn/
to give a special purpose to a particular area, such as an area in a town: be zoned for sth The acreage includes land zoned for commercial usage.
to divide an area of land into different smaller areas: They will have to zone a sufficient amount of land to meet housing needs.
(Definition of zone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “zone”
in Korean 지역, 지구…
in Arabic مَنطِقة…
in Malaysian zon…
in French zone…
in Russian зона…
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 Italian zona…
in Turkish bölge, yer, mahal…
in Polish strefa…
in Spanish zona…
in Vietnamese vùng, khu, đới…
in Portuguese zona…
in Thai พื้นที่, แถบ, เขต…
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…
in Indonesian zona…
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