an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
scope or extent
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)
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"
the extent of something from side to side
the capacity to understand a broad range of topics; "a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"; "a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views"
the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent"
the point or degree to which something extends; "the extent of the damage"; "the full extent of the law"; "to a certain extent she was right"
the range of vision; "out of sight of land"
range of what one can know or understand; "beyond my ken"
a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
(of a ship or plane) sideways drift
lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line; "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments"
feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state"
change or be different within limits; "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull"
have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun; "This gun ranges over two miles"
a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of var
live and take one's meals at or in; "she rooms in an old boarding house"
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
the people who are present in a room; "the whole room was cheering"
space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"