Area etymology


English word area comes from Latin area (A threshing floor. Open space.)

Etymology of area

Detailed word origin of area

Dictionary entry Language Definition
area Latin (lat) A threshing floor. Open space.
area English (en) (British) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.. (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.. (slang) Genitals.. (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.. A particular geographic region.. Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.. The extent, scope, or range of an object or concept.

Words with the same origin as area

Descendants of area