a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"
a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
A small group of people with shared interests or tastes, ie a clique
make a loop in; "loop a rope"
anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
fly loops, perform a loop; "the stunt pilot looped his plane"
move in loops; "The bicycle looped around the tree"
a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane
a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop
the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component
a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
the basic pattern of the human fingerprint
an inner circle of advisors (especially under
an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon"
move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band"
attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
A round; a circle.
fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare";
establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"
set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern"
urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits"
several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press"
(usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time"
give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat"
situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed artillery"; "a hou