Part of speech: noun

An open space; a tract.

Part of speech: noun

Extent of surface.

Part of speech: noun

A small sunken basement court.

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Usage examples "area":

  1. It is often wise to start with a search word that is so 'narrow' that it is unlikely to find articles outside your area of interest. - "The Online World", Odd de Presno.
  2. It embraced nearly a million square miles, or more than the whole of the area of the Union as it then was; and fifteen millions of dollars were paid to France in exchange for it. - "The Nation in a Nutshell", George Makepeace Towle.
  3. Antoinette stopped at the area gate of a house in a fine open street. - "A Letter of Credit", Susan Warner.