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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ree-juh n]
    • /ˈri dʒən/
    • /ˈriːdʒən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ree-juh n]
    • /ˈri dʒən/

Definitions of region word

  • noun region an extensive, continuous part of a surface, space, or body: a region of the earth. 1
  • noun region Usually, regions. the vast or indefinite entirety of a space or area, or something compared to one: the regions of the firmament; the regions of the mind. 1
  • noun region a part of the earth's surface (land or sea) of considerable and usually indefinite extent: a tropical region. 1
  • noun region a district without respect to boundaries or extent: a charming region in Connecticut. 1
  • noun region a part or division of the universe, as the heavens: a galactic region. 1
  • noun region a large indefinite area or range of something specified; sphere: a region of authority. 1

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Origin of region

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French regiun < Latin regiōn- (stem of regiō) direction, line, boundary, equivalent to reg(ere) to rule + -iōn- -ion

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Parts of speech for Region


region popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

region usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for region

noun region

  • adjacency — the quality or state of being adjacent; nearness
  • ballpark — A ballpark is a park or stadium where baseball is played.
  • barrio — A barrio is a mainly Spanish-speaking area in an American city.
  • barrios — Justo Rufino [hoo-staw roo-fee-naw] /ˈhu stɔ ruˈfi nɔ/ (Show IPA), 1835–85, Guatemalan statesman: president of Guatemala 1873–85.
  • champaign — an expanse of open level or gently undulating country

Antonyms for region

noun region

  • border — The border between two countries or regions is the dividing line between them. Sometimes the border also refers to the land close to this line.
  • marchland — borderland.
  • metropolis — any large, busy city.

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