Any plane surface, as of the floor of a room or church, or of the ground within an inclosure; an open space in a building.
The Alban lake . . . looks like the area of some vast amphitheater.
The inclosed space on which a building stands.
The sunken space or court, giving ingress and affording light to the basement of a building.
An extent of surface; a tract of the earth's surface; a region; as, vast uncultivated areas.
The superficial contents of any figure; the surface included within any given lines; superficial extent; as, the area of a square or a triangle.
A spot or small marked space; as, the germinative area.
Extent; scope; range; as, a wide area of thought.
The largest area of human history and man's common nature.
Dry area. See under Dry.
© Webster 1913.