Downtown vs Area - What's the difference?

downtown | area |


As nouns the difference between downtown and area

is that downtown is (chiefly|us) either the lower, or the business center of a city or town while area is area.

As an adjective downtown

is of, relating to, or situated in the downtown area.

As an adverb downtown

is in, or towards the downtown area; southward.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

downtown

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • of, relating to, or situated in the downtown area
  • John walked everyday to his downtown job.

    See also

    * uptown * oldtown

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • in, or towards the downtown area; southward
  • You need to go downtown four blocks.
  • (basketball) Outside the three-point line, or generally far from the basket.
  • That shot came from way downtown!

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, US) either the lower, or the business center of a city or town
  • Synonyms

    * (business center of a city)

    Synonyms

    * CBD, central business district, city (Australia ) ----

    area

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia area)
  • (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
  • A particular geographic region.
  • Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
  • Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Rob Dorit
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Making Life from Scratch , passage=Today, a new area of research that similarly aims to mimic a complex biological phenomenon—life itself—is taking off. Synthetic biology, a seductive experimental subfield in the life sciences, seems tantalizingly to promise custom-designed life created in the laboratory.}}
  • (British) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.
  • (Charles Dickens)
  • (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 29, author=Mark Vesty, work=BBC
  • , title= Wigan 2-2 Arsenal , passage=Bendtner's goal-bound shot was well saved by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi but fell to Arsahvin on the edge of the area and the Russian swivelled, shaped his body and angled a sumptuous volley into the corner.}}
  • (slang) Genitals.
  • Derived terms

    * * area code * area-denial * area of influence * area rug * area rule * Broca's area * combined statistical area * common area * danger area * disaster area * equal-area * free trade area * geographical area * goal area * gray area * grey area * lateral area * metropolitan area * metropolitan area network * notification area * outside gross area * penalty area * Planck area * prohibited area * protected area * rest area * restricted area * Ruhr Area * Schengen Area * safe area * second moment of area * service area * specific leaf area * staging area * surface area * terminal control area * Terminal High Altitude Area Defense * ventral tegmental area * Wernicke's area

    See also

    * Imperial: square inches, square feet, square yards, square miles, acres * Metric: square meters/square metres, square centimeters/square centimetres, square kilometers/square kilometres, hectares

    Anagrams

    * 1000 English basic words ----