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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Area  \A"re*a\  ([=a]"r[-e]*[.a];  277),  n.;  pl  {Areas}  (-[.a]z)  . 
  [L.  area  a  broad  piece  of  level  ground.  Cf  {Are},  n.] 
  1.  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.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  The  inclosed  space  on  which  a  building  stands. 
 
  3.  The  sunken  space  or  court,  giving  ingress  and  affording 
  light  to  the  basement  of  a  building. 
 
  4.  An  extent  of  surface;  a  tract  of  the  earth's  surface;  a 
  region;  as  vast  uncultivated  areas. 
 
  5.  (Geom.)  The  superficial  contents  of  any  figure;  the 
  surface  included  within  any  given  lines;  superficial 
  extent;  as  the  area  of  a  square  or  a  triangle. 
 
  6.  (Biol.)  A  spot  or  small  marked  space;  as  the  germinative 
  area. 
 
  7.  Extent;  scope;  range;  as  a  wide  area  of  thought. 
 
  The  largest  area  of  human  history  and  man's  common 
  nature.  --F.  Harrison. 
 
  {Dry  area}.  See  under  {Dry}. 




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