Origin of area
British Dictionary definitions for areally
- the extent of a two-dimensional surface enclosed within a specified boundary or geometric figurethe area of Ireland; the area of a triangle
- the two-dimensional extent of the surface of a solid, or of some part thereof, esp one bounded by a closed curvethe area of a sphere
- a geographical division of administrative responsibility
- (as modifier)area manager
Word Origin for area
Word Origin and History for areally
1530s, "vacant piece of ground," from Latin area "level ground, open space," used of building sites, playgrounds, threshing floors, etc.; of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to arere "to become dry," on notion of a burned clearing or dry, bare space. The generic sense of "amount of surface (whether open or not) contained within any set of limits" is from 1845. Area code in North American telephone systems is attested from 1959.
Medicine definitions for areally
n. pl. ar•e•as
Science definitions for areally
Idioms and Phrases with areally
see gray area.