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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   /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 ​imaginarylines 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 ​milecommercial zone where they ​drop off their ​trailers.
LAW a ​geographicalregion 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 ​relativeeconomic freedom ​designed to ​attractinvestors. External ​exchangerates matter less in a ​singlecurrency zone of such ​size.

zoneverb [T]

uk   us   /zəʊn/
to give a ​specialpurpose to a particular ​area, such as an ​area in a town: be zoned for sth The ​acreageincludesland zoned for ​commercialusage.
to ​divide an ​area of ​land into different ​smallerareas: They will have to zone a sufficient ​amount of ​land to ​meethousingneeds.
(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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