1) N-COUNT An area is a particular part of a town, a country, a region, or the world.

...the large number of community groups in the area...

60 years ago half the French population still lived in rural areas.

...mountainous areas of Europe, Asia, North and South America.

2) N-COUNT: poss N Your area is the part of a town, country, or region where you live. An organization's area is the part of a town, country, or region that it is responsible for.

Local authorities have been responsible for the running of schools in their areas...

If there is an election in your area, you should go and vote.

3) N-COUNT: supp N A particular area is a piece of land or part of a building that is used for a particular activity.

...a picnic area.

...the main check-in area located in Terminal 1.

4) N-COUNT: with supp An area is a particular place on a surface or object, for example on your body.

You will notice that your baby has two soft areas on the top of his head.

5) N-VAR The area of a surface such as a piece of land is the amount of flat space or ground that it covers, measured in square units.

The islands cover a total area of 625.6 square kilometers...

Although large in area, the flat did not have many rooms.

6) N-COUNT: usu with supp You can use area to refer to a particular subject or topic, or to a particular part of a larger, more general situation or activity.

...the politically sensitive area of old age pensions.

...the internationalization of the economy and all other areas of society...

She wants to be involved in every area of your life.

7) N-COUNT: usu sing, the N On a football pitch, the area is the same as the penalty area. [INFORMAL]
8) See also , disaster area, , penalty area

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