verb (used with object), zoned, zon·ing.
verb (used without object), zoned, zon·ing.
Origin of zone
Synonyms for zone
Related Words for zonesector, area, region, belt, territory, section, ground, realm, band, sphere, circuit, tract, segment
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Contemporary Examples of zone
Other shows have allowed gender and inequality to inspire some episodes: The Twilight Zone, for example.Science-Fiction TV Finds a New Muse: Feminism
November 29, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of zone
Hungary has also applied the zone system to its freight traffic.The Railroad Question
Truly, this is a record which few localities can equal in any zone.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
So Lydia sank upon the zone left by the corset and stockings.The Prisoner
The artillery duel was more intense in the zone east of Goritz.
Then it entered into a zone of torrid light which the sun threw on the waves.A Romance of the West Indies
- 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.