geographical region

Definitions of geographical region
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n a demarcated area of the Earth

Synonyms:
geographic area, geographic region, geographical area
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soil, territory
the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state
colony, dependency
a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
semidesert
a region much like a desert but usually located between a desert and the surrounding regions
narco-state
an area that has been taken over and is controlled and corrupted by drug cartels and where law enforcement is effectively nonexistent
place, property
any area set aside for a particular purpose
basin, catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin, river basin, watershed
the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
environs, purlieu
an outer adjacent area of any place
geographical zone, zone
any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
environment, environs, surround, surroundings
the area in which something exists or lives
dust bowl
a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s
hemisphere
half of the terrestrial globe
hot spot, hotspot
a place of political unrest and potential violence
panhandle
a relatively narrow strip of land projecting from some larger area
country, rural area
an area outside of cities and towns
sphere, sphere of influence
the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
field
a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
settlement
an area where a group of families live together
parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract
an extended area of land
populated area, urban area
a geographical area constituting a city or town
wild, wilderness
a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
killing field
(usually plural) an area where many people have died (usually by massacre or genocide during war or violent civil disturbance)
northern Europe
the northernmost countries of Europe
French region
a geographical subdivision of France
Baltic Republic, Baltic State
European countries bordering the Baltic Sea
Colony
one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
Dar al-Islam, House of Islam
areas where Muslims are in the majority
Dar al-harb, House of War
areas where Muslims are in the minority and are persecuted
baseball diamond, diamond, infield
the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
boatyard
a place where boats are built or maintained or stored
center, center field, centerfield
the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
left, left field, leftfield
the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
outfield
the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
right, right field, rightfield
the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
sanctuary
a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
short
the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
railway yard, railyard, yard
an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
ambiance, ambience
the atmosphere of an environment
Crown Colony
a British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor
back country, backwoods, boondocks, hinterland
a remote and undeveloped area
barren, waste, wasteland
an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
bush
a large wilderness area
frontier
a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country
desert
arid land with little or no vegetation
oasis
a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
battlefield, battleground, field, field of battle, field of honor
a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
minefield
a region in which explosives mines have been placed
center, centre
a place where some particular activity is concentrated
colony
a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated
breeding ground
a place where animals breed
detention basin
a storage site (such as a small reservoir) that delays the flow of water downstream
retention basin
a storage site similar to a detention basin but the water in storage is permanently obstructed from flowing downstream
megalopolis
a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)
conurbation, sprawl, urban sprawl
an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
clearing, glade
a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
climatic zone
any of the geographical zones loosely divided according to prevailing climate and latitude
eastern hemisphere, orient
the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
medium
the surrounding environment
scene, setting
the context and environment in which something is set
element
the most favorable environment for a plant or animal
farming area, farmland
a rural area where farming is practiced
field
a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
field of fire
the area that a weapon or group of weapons can cover effectively with gun fire from a given position
grounds
a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.)
athletic field, field, playing area, playing field
a piece of land prepared for playing a game
habitat, home ground
the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
hatchery
a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs)
industrial park
a tract of land at a distance from city center that is designed for a cluster of businesses and factories
grassland
land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
melting pot
an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated
mud flat
a tract of low muddy land near an estuary; covered at high tide and exposed at low tide
parade ground
an area for holding parades
fairground
an open area for holding fairs or exhibitions or circuses
midway
the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
fairway
a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement
park, parkland
a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
common, commons, green, park
a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
parts
the local environment
picnic area, picnic ground
a tract of land set aside for picnicking
public square, square
an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
toll plaza
an area where tollbooths are located
municipality
an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
new town
a planned urban community created in a rural or undeveloped area and designed to be self-sufficient with its own housing and education and commerce and recreation
range
a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze
countryside
rural regions
scrubland
an uncultivated region covered with scrub vegetation
weald
an area of open or forested country
wold
a tract of open rolling country (especially upland)
sector
a portion of a military position
land site, site
the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
coalfield
a region where there is coal underground
gasfield
a region where there is natural gas underground
oilfield
a region rich in petroleum deposits (especially one with producing oil wells)
hamlet, village
a settlement smaller than a town
subdivision
an area composed of subdivided lots
mine field
a tract of land containing explosive mines
terrain
a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
patch, plot, plot of ground, plot of land
a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
lot
a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
barrio
an urban area in a Spanish-speaking country
New World, occident, western hemisphere
the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
yard
a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings)
yard
a tract of land where logs are accumulated
time zone
any of the 24 regions of the globe (loosely divided by longitude) throughout which the same standard time is used
transit zone
a six million square mile area that includes the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific Ocean; includes the principal routes used by drug smugglers
Type of:
region
a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth