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 for Zone
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zone \Zone\ (z[=o]n), n. [F. zone, L. zona, Gr. zw`nh; akin to
     zwnny`nai to gird, Lith. j[*u]sta a girdle, j[*u]sti to gird,
     Zend y[=a]h.]
     1. A girdle; a cincture. [Poetic]
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              An embroidered zone surrounds her waist. --Dryden.
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              Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound.
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     2. (Geog.) One of the five great divisions of the earth, with
        respect to latitude and temperature.
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     Note: The zones are five: the torrid zone, extending from
           tropic to tropic 46[deg] 56[min], or 23[deg] 28[min] on
           each side of the equator; two temperate or variable
           zones, situated between the tropics and the polar
           circles; and two frigid zones, situated between the
           polar circles and the poles.
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                 Commerce . . . defies every wind, outrides every
                 tempest, and invades.              --Bancroft.
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     3. (Math.) The portion of the surface of a sphere included
        between two parallel planes; the portion of a surface of
        revolution included between two planes perpendicular to
        the axis. --Davies & Peck (Math. Dict.)
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     4. (Nat. Hist.)
        (a) A band or stripe extending around a body.
        (b) A band or area of growth encircling anything; as, a
            zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal
            or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a
            continent; the Alpine zone, that part of mountains
            which is above the limit of tree growth.
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     5. (Crystallog.) A series of planes having mutually parallel
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     6. Circuit; circumference. [R.] --Milton.
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     7. (Biogeography) An area or part of a region characterized
        by uniform or similar animal and plant life; a life zone;
        as, Littoral zone, Austral zone, etc.
     Note: The zones, or life zones, commonly recognized for North
           America are Arctic, Hudsonian, Canadian, Transition,
           Upper Austral, Lower Austral, and Tropical.
           [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     8. (Cryst.) A series of faces whose intersection lines with
        each other are parallel.
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     9. (Railroad Econ.)
        (a) The aggregate of stations, in whatsoever direction or
            on whatsoever line of railroad, situated between
            certain maximum and minimum limits from a point at
            which a shipment of traffic originates.
        (b) Any circular or ring-shaped area within which the
            street-car companies make no differences of fare.
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     10. any area to or within which a shipment or transportation
         cost is constant; specifically, in the United States
         parcel-post system, any of the areas about any point of
         shipment for which but one rate of postage is charged for
         a parcel post shipment from that point. The rate
         increases from within outwards. The first zone includes
         the unit of area "(a quadrangle 30 minutes square)" in
         which the place of shipment is situated and the 8
         contiguous units; the outer limits of the second to the
         seventh zones, respectively, are approximately 150, 300,
         600, 1000, 1400, and 1800 miles from the point of
         shipment; the eighth zone includes all units of area
         outside the seventh zone.
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     Abyssal zone. (Phys. Geog.) See under Abyssal.
     Zone axis (Crystallog.), a straight line passing through
        the center of a crystal, to which all the planes of a
        given zone are parallel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zone \Zone\, v. t.
     To girdle; to encircle. [R.] --Keats.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a locally circumscribed place characterized by some
           distinctive features
      2: any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely
         divided according to latitude or longitude [syn: zone,
         geographical zone]
      3: an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a
         distinctive feature or characteristic
      4: (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure [syn: zone,
      v 1: regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns [syn:
           zone, district]
      2: separate or apportion into sections; "partition a room off"
         [syn: partition, zone]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "zone":
     area, bailiwick, belt, circle, department, district, domain,
     locale, locality, precinct, province, quarter, realm, region,
     section, sector, segment, sphere, terrain, territory, tract,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

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