Origin of zoning
verb (used with object), zoned, zon·ing.
verb (used without object), zoned, zon·ing.
Origin of zone
Synonyms for zone
Examples from the Web for zoning
Contemporary Examples of zoning
Zoning boards and city councils often throw up obstacles to expansion.Getting a Job at Walmart Is Harder than Getting into Harvard
November 19, 2013
The problem of lack of zoning by the State for construction in the Druze villages is seething under the surface.The Start of a Druze Intifada?
July 18, 2013
So why even make the announcement about planning and zoning if the building phase is never going to arrive?Bibi Is Bluffing On E1
December 3, 2012
Did you see anything in this post about getting rid of zoning regulations?How Can the Republicans Take Back the Majority?
November 9, 2012
We went through a two-year effort to get the zoning changed to allow us to put 33 solar panels on the roof.Al Gore Warms Up
December 9, 2009
Historical Examples of zoning
A class is an expression of interest, not the product of statistical distribution based on birth and zoning.The Civilization of Illiteracy
The selling-floor location of these utility units determines the zoning system of the warehouses on the tenth.The Romance of a Great Store
This zoning offers no real contradiction of the usual pattern of Pennsylvania migrations.
New York has made an elaborate report on the zoning of the city into business, industrial, and residential areas.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
Bribery and personal-interest scandals often are rooted in zoning matters.The Nation's River
United States Department of the Interior
- 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.
The establishment by local governments of districts that are restricted to various types of manufacturing, commercial, or residential use.