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Encyclopedia

Zone may refer to:

In geography:

  • One of five geographical zones of the earth:
  • Hardiness zone, in gardening and other agriculture a geographically-defined zone in which a specific category of plant life is capable of growing
  • "The zone" (die (Ost)Zone in German), a derogatory term for the German Democratic Republic
  • Zone (BS), a town and comune in the Province of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy
  • Zone of alienation, the exclusion zone around the site of the Chernobyl disaster
  • Zones (permaculture), a method of planning civil/agricultural placement
  • Zone, in zone pricing, a geographical area in which charges are constant
  • Zoning, in urban planning, a system of land-use regulation

In entertainment:

In sports:

In technology:

  • DNS zone, a portion of the namespace in the Domain Name System
  • Fibre Channel zoning, a method for facilitating low interference and high security in computer data storage systems
  • Solaris Zones, one component of the Solaris Containers virtualization feature
  • A thermal zone, or just zone, in heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC)
  • Zone, a short name for DVD region code

Other uses:

  • Erogenous zone, an area on the body which is sexually stimulating
  • "The zone", or flow, a mental state attained by a person fully immersed in some activity
  • Zone diet, a diet that involves precise proportions by weight of protein, fat and carbohydrate
  • Zone system, a photographic technique for determining optimal film exposure and development
  • Zone (vestment), a belt worn by priests and bishops of the Eastern Orthodox Church
  • Zone Coopérative de l'Université Laval, a university cooperative in the province of Quebec, Canada


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Zone, zoné, and zône

Contents

English

Etymology

From Latin zōna < Ancient Greek ζώνη (zōnē), girdle, belt)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
zone

Plural
zones

zone (plural zones)

  1. An area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic, use, restriction, etc.
    There is a no-smoking zone that extends 25 feet outside of each entrance.
    The white zone is for loading and unloading only.
  2. (baseball) Short for the strike zone.
    That pitch was low and away, just outside of the zone.
  3. (chiefly sports) A high performance phase or period.
    I just got in a zone late in the game, everything was going in.
  4. (networking) That collection of a domain's DNS resource records, the domain and it's subdomains, that are not delegated to another authority.
  5. (Apple computing) A logical group of network devices on AppleTalk.
  6. (religion) A belt worn by priests in the Greek Orthodox church.
    • [1]
      In putting on the zone or belt, worn by both bishops and priests, he says: "Blessed is God, Who girded me with power, and hath made my path blameless..." (Ps. 47:32-33). The zone denotes the priest's readiness to serve the Lord and is also a sign that he is bound to Christ.

Synonyms

  • (area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic etc): area, belt, region, section, sector, sphere, territory
  • (baseball: strike zone):
  • (high performance phase or period):
  • (networking: that collection of a domain's DNS resource records):
  • (computing: logical group of network devices on AppleTalk):
  • (religion: belt worn by priests in the Greek Orthodox church):

Derived terms

Translations

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See also

Verb

Infinitive
to zone

Third person singular
zones

Simple past
zoned

Past participle
zoned

Present participle
zoning

to zone (third-person singular simple present zones, present participle zoning, simple past and past participle zoned)

  1. To divide into or assign sections or areas.
    Please zone off our staging area, a section for each group.
  2. To define the property use classification of an area.
    This area was zoned for industrial use.
  3. To temporarily enter a daydream state, for instance as a result of boredom, fatigue, or intoxication; to doze off.
    I must have zoned while he was giving us the directions.
    Everyone just put their goddamn heads together and zoned. (Byron Coley, liner notes for the album "Piece for Jetsun Dolma" by Thurston Moore)

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Danish

Etymology

From Latin zōna, from Ancient Greek ζώνη (zōnē), girdle, belt).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /soːnɘ/, [ˈsoːnɘ]
  • Homophones: sone

Noun

zone c. (singular definite zonen, plural indefinite zoner)

  1. zone

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Inflection


French

Pronunciation

Noun

zone f. (plural zones)

  1. zone

Verb

zone

  1. First-person singular present indicative of zoner.
  2. Third-person singular present indicative of zoner.
  3. First-person singular present subjunctive of zoner.
  4. Third-person singular present subjunctive of zoner.
  5. Second-person singular imperative of zoner.

Anagrams


Italian

Noun

zone f.

  1. Plural form of zona.

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: ['zo.ne]

Noun

zone f. pl.

  1. Plural form of zonă. zones







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