verb (used with object), zoned, zon·ing.
verb (used without object), zoned, zon·ing.
- zone defense,
- zone line,
- zone melting,
- zone of accumulation,
- zone of avoidance
Origin of zone
Examples from the Web for zone
Other shows have allowed gender and inequality to inspire some episodes: The Twilight Zone, for example.
The original Twilight Zone is renowned for the acting careers it revived or jump started.
On rival CBS, which had been the original home of The Twilight Zone, the long running Murder, She Wrote premiered in 1984.
The Twilight Zone would see another incarnation at the dawn of the 21st century, with Forest Whitaker as host.
The trend led to a resurgence of anthology television, and renewed interest in The Twilight Zone.
From there leads a zone 20 sea miles wide west of 22 degrees 30 minutes eastern longitude into Greek territorial waters.
The people had been driven out from the zone of fire, and had left their possessions to the mercy of the invaders.The Invasion|William Le Queux
Zone of flow, zone of flow and fracture, and zone of fracture.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton
Absolutely our only chance is to control that zone—it's the only thing they haven't got.Skylark Three|Edward Elmer Smith
The vine, which bears greater winter cold, distinguishes the second zone.
- a mental state that enables a competitor to perform to the best of his or her abilityHingis is in the zone at the moment
- (modifier) of or relating to competitive performance that depends on the mood or state of mind of the participanta zone player
Word Origin for zone
late 14c., from Latin zona "geographical belt, celestial zone," from Greek zone "a belt," related to zonnynai "to gird," from PIE root *yes- "to gird, girdle" (cf. Avestan yasta- "girt," Lithuanian juosiu "to gird," Old Church Slavonic po-jasu "girdle").
Originally one of the five great divisions of the earth's surface (torrid, temperate, frigid; separated by tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and Arctic and Antarctic circles); meaning "any discrete region" is first recorded 1822. Zone defense in team sports is recorded from 1927. Zoning "land-use planning" is recorded from 1912. Zoned (adj.) in drug-use sense is attested 1960s, from ozone, which is found high in the atmosphere; the related verb to zone is from 1980s.