Each of the five regions of the earth's surface into which it was divided by climatic differences, namely the torrid zone (between the tropics), two temperate zones (between the tropics and the polar circles), and two frigid zones (within the polar circles).
* , I.2.4.vi:
* 1841 , (George Bancroft), History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent , Volume 2,
- To avoid which, we will take any pains […]; we will dive to the bottom of the sea, to the bowels of the earth, five, six, seven, eight, nine hundred fathom deep, through all five zones , and both extremes of heat and cold […].
Any given region or area of the world.
A given area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic, use, restriction, etc.
- And while idle curiosity may take its walk in shady avenues by the ocean side, commercedefies every wind, outrides every tempest, and invades every zone .
- There is a no-smoking zone that extends 25 feet outside of each entrance.
A band or area of growth encircling anything.
- The white zone is for loading and unloading only.
A band or stripe extending around a body.
(crystallography) A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.
(baseball) Short for the strike zone.
- a zone''' of evergreens on a mountain; the '''zone of animal or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a continent
(chiefly, sports) A high-performance phase or period.
- That pitch was low and away, just outside of the zone .
(networking) That collection of a domain's DNS resource records, the domain and its subdomains]], that are not [[delegate, delegated to another authority.
(Apple computing) A logical group of network devices on AppleTalk.
A belt or girdle.
* 17th c , , 2005'', Pygmalion and the Statue'', Paul Hammond, David Hopkins (editors), ''The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Five: 1697-1700 ,
- I just got in the zone late in the game: everything was going in.
* 1779 , , A Voyage to New Guinea and the Moluccas from Balambangan ,
- Her tapered fingers too with rings are graced, / And an embroidered zone surrounds her slender waist.
* 18th c', , ''The Passions: An Ode for Music'', '''1810 , Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (editors), ''The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper , Volume 13,
- From the wai?t downwards, they wore a loo?e robe, girt with an embroidered zone or belt about the middle, with a large cla?p of gold, and a precious ?tone.
* 1819', Lord Byron, ''Don Juan'', Canto I, LV, '''1827 , ''The Works of Lord Byron, including The Suppressed Poems ,
- Love fram'd with Mirth a gay fantastic round, / Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound,
* 1844', (Charles Dickens), '''', '''1865 , ''Works of Charles Dickens'', Volume VI: ''Martin Chuzzlewit —Volume II,
- There was the Donna Julia, whom to call / Pretty were but to give a feeble notion / Of many charms in her as natural / As sweetness to the flower, or salt to ocean, / Her zone to Venus, or his bow to Cupid / (But this last simile is trite and stupid).
(geometry) The curved surface of a frustum of a sphere, the portion of surface of a sphere delimited by parallel planes.
* 1835 , Charles Davies, David Brewster (editors and translators), , Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry'', [1794, ''Eléments de géométrie ],
- it was the prettiest thing to see her girding on the precious little zone , and yet obliged to have assistance because her fingers were in such terrible perplexity; […].
- To find the surface of a spherical zone .
* 2014 , John Bird, Engineering Mathematics ,
- Rule.—Multiply the altitude of the zone by the circumference of a great circle of the sphere, and the product will be the surface (Book VIII. Prop. X. Sch. 1).
(geometry, loosely, perhaps by meronymy) A frustum of a sphere.
A circuit; a circumference.
- A zone of a sphere' is the curved surface of a frustum.Determine, correct to 3 significant figures (a) the volume of the frustum of the sphere, (b) the radius of the sphere and (c) the area of the ' zone formed.
* (area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic etc) area, belt, district, region, section, sector, sphere, territory
* (high performance phase or period)
* demilitarized zone, DMZ
* zone file
To divide into or assign sections or areas.
To define the property use classification of an area.
- Please zone off our staging area, a section for each group.
To enter a daydream state temporarily, for instance as a result of boredom, fatigue, or intoxication; to doze off.
- This area was zoned for industrial use.
- I must have zoned while he was giving us the directions.
To girdle or encircle.
- Everyone just put their goddamn heads together and zoned . (Byron Coley, liner notes for the album "Piece for Jetsun Dolma" by Thurston Moore)
* (enter a daydream state) doze off, zone out
* exclusion zone
* friend zone
* time zone
* zone out
* zoning law
* zone of employment
From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), .
The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.
Real estate or landed property; a partitioned and measurable area which is owned and on which buildings can be erected.
- Most insects live on land .
A country or region.
- There are 50 acres of land in this estate.
A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland.
The soil, in respect to its nature or quality for farming.
- They come from a faraway land .
- wet land'''; good or bad '''land for growing potatoes
- I'm going to Disneyland .
(agriculture) The ground left unploughed between furrows; any of several portions into which a field is divided for ploughing.
(Irish English, colloquial) A fright.
- Maybe that's how it works in TV-land , but not in the real world.
(electronics) A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.
In a compact disc or similar recording medium, an area of the medium which does not have pits.
(travel) The non-airline portion of an itinerary. Hotel, tours, cruises, etc.
- He got an awful land when the police arrived.
(obsolete) The ground or floor.
- Our city offices sell a lot more land than our suburban offices.
(nautical) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; called also landing.
- Herself upon the land she did prostrate.
In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, such as the level part of a millstone between the furrows.
# (ballistics) The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.
, date = 2008-08-01
, chapter = Ballistics
, first = Lisa
, last = Steele
, title = Science for Lawyers
, editor = Eric York Drogin
, publisher = American Bar Association
, page = 16
, pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=H4zTATcB70wC&pg=PA16&dq=lands
, passage = The FBI maintains a database, the General Rifling Characteristics (GRC) file, which is organized by caliber, number of lands' and grooves, direction of twist, and width of ' lands
and grooves, to help an examiner figure out the origin of a recovered bullet.
, date = 2012-11-15
, episode = One Way to Get Off
, title =
, season = 1
, number = 7
, people = Jonny Lee Miller
, role = Sherlock Holmes
, passage = The human eye is a precision instrument. It can detect grooves and lands
on a slug more efficiently than any computer.
* cloud cuckoo-land
* Crown land
* dry land
* fantasy land
* fat of the land
* flogging the land
* land ahoy
* land bridge
* land degradation
* land down under
* land bridge
* land line, landline
* land mark
* land mass, landmass
* land mine, landmine
* land of opportunity
* land of the free
* land yacht
* land poor
* land use (see also )
* law of the land
* lay of the land
* no man's land
* on land
* revenue land
* spit of land
* TV land
To descend to a surface, especially from the air.
(dated) To alight, to descend from a vehicle.
* 1859 , “Rules adopted by the Sixth Avenue Railway, N. Y.”, quoted in Alexander Easton, A Practical Treatise on Street or Horse-Power Railways , page 108:
- The plane is about to land .
To come into rest.
To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water.
To bring to land.
- 10. You will be civil and attentive to passengers, giving proper assistance to ladies and children getting in or out, and never start the car before passengers are fairly received or landed .
- It can be tricky to land a helicopter .
- Use the net to land the fish.
To acquire; to secure.
- I'll undertake to land them on our coast.
, date=May 5
, author=Phil McNulty
, title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=As Di Matteo celebrated and captain John Terry raised the trophy for the fourth time, the Italian increased his claims to become the permanent successor to Andre Villas-Boas by landing
(Terms derived from the verb "land")
* land on one's bridge
Of or relating to land.
Residing or growing on land.