a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
(anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
A girdle; a cincture.
One of the five great divisions of the earth, with respect to latitude and temperature.
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.
A band or stripe extending around a body.
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.
A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.
To girdle; to encircle.
A segment; any encircling or beltlike structure, either external or internal, longitudinal or transverse.