area


area
noun
1 part of place
ADJECTIVE
huge, large, vast, wide
small
immediate, local

She knows the local area very well.

surrounding

The storms hit Boston and the surrounding area.

central
geographical
isolated, outlying, remote, secluded

We were in a secluded area far away from the rest of the school.

rural
built-up, downtown (AmE), inner-city (BrE), metro (AmE, informal), metropolitan, suburban, urban, urbanized

the widening economic gap between urban and rural areas

industrial
residential
populated, unpopulated
coastal, forested, mountain, wilderness, wooded
low-lying, mountainous

The storm surges have brought significant flooding to low-lying coastal areas.

natural
conservation, protected, sensitive

environmentally sensitive areas

grassy
ski

the Mount Sunapee ski area in New Hampshire

deprived (esp. BrE)

people living in socially deprived areas

high-crime
disaster
VERB + AREA
inhabit, live in
move into, move to

A lot of new people have moved into the area recently.

leave, move away from
cover
be scattered over, be spread over

Wreckage from the plane was scattered over a large area.

patrol

Police patrol the area regularly.

survey

He slowly turned around, surveying the area.

search

Teams searched large areas on foot.

visit

Thousands of tourists visit the area every year.

explore, tour

I explored the area on my day off.

AREA + NOUN
manager, office
hospital, hotel, restaurant (all AmE)

Search for area hotels on the website.

code (= in a telephone number) (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
in an/the area

Few homes in the area had electricity.

outside an/the area

I live outside the metropolitan area.

within an/the area
area around, area round (esp. BrE)

the area around San Francisco

2 space
ADJECTIVE
dining, lounge, reception
picnic, play
waiting
seating
landing
storage

Keep storage areas locked.

outdoor

The hotel has an outdoor area that rivals any Las Vegas hotel.

no-smoking, smoking
VIP

He was shown to a table in the VIP area.

penalty (in football/soccer)
designated

You can only smoke in designated areas.

enclosed

Do not use the spray in enclosed areas.

PREPOSITION
in an/the area

I'll meet you in the reception area.

3 subject/activity
ADJECTIVE
broad
important, key, main
complex, difficult, problem, sensitive

Taxation is a very complex area.

growth

The big growth area of recent years has been in health clubs.

content, subject
grey/gray

The proposals contain too many grey/gray areas (= aspects that are not clear).

VERB + AREA
cover

The course covers two main subject areas.

explore

The research explores three areas.

identify

The primary need is to identify problem areas.

PREPOSITION
in an/the area

There have been some exciting new developments in this area.

PHRASES
an area of activity, an area of life

People with this disability can cope well in most areas of life.

an area of concern, an area of difficulty

We are generally pleased with the results but there are a few areas of concern.

an area of interest, an area of research, an area of study
4 measurement
ADJECTIVE
large
small
total
floor, surface

A building with a floor area of 100 square feet.

VERB + AREA
cover, have

The estate covers an area of 106 acres.


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