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Webster 1913 Edition


Region

Re′gion

(r?′j?n)
,
Noun.
[F.
région
, from L.
regio
a direction, a boundary line, region, fr.
regere
to guide, direct. See
Regimen
.]
1.
One of the grand districts or quarters into which any space or surface, as of the earth or the heavens, is conceived of as divided; hence, in general, a portion of space or territory of indefinite extent; country; province; district; tract.
If thence he ’scappe, into whatever world,
Or unknown
region
.
Milton.
2.
Tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything; neighborhood; vicinity; sphere.
“Though the fork invade the region of my heart.”
Shak.
Philip, tetrarch of .. the
region
of Trachonitis.
Luke iii. 1.
3.
The upper air; the sky; the heavens.
[Obs.]
Anon the dreadful thunder
Doth rend the
region
.
Shakespeare
4.
The inhabitants of a district.
Matt. iii. 5.
5.
Place; rank; station.
[Obs. or R.]
He is of too high a
region
.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Region

REGION

,
Noun.
re'jun. [L. regio, rego.]
1.
A tract of land or space of indefinite extent, usually a tract of considerable extent. It is sometimes nearly synonymous with country; as all the region of Argob. Deut. 3.
He had dominion over all the region on this side the river. 1Kings 4.
So we speak of the airy region, the etherial regions, the upper regions, the lower regions.
2.
The inhabitants of a region or district of country. Matt. 3.
3.
A part of the body; as the region of the heart or liver.
4.
Place; rank.
He is of too high a region. [Unusual.]

Definition 2022


Region

Region

See also: region, región, and région

German

Noun

Region f (genitive Region, plural Regionen)

  1. region

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region

region

See also: Region, región, and région

English

Noun

region (plural regions)

  1. Any considerable and connected part of a space or surface; specifically, a tract of land or sea of considerable but indefinite extent; a country; a district; in a broad sense, a place without special reference to location or extent but viewed as an entity for geographical, social or cultural reasons.
    the equatorial regions
    the temperate regions
    the polar regions
    the upper regions of the atmosphere
  2. An administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country or the European Union.
  3. (historical) Such a division of the city of Rome and of the territory about Rome, of which the number varied at different times; a district, quarter, or ward.
  4. (figuratively) The inhabitants of a region or district of a country.
  5. (anatomy) A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated.
    the abdominal regions
  6. (obsolete) Place; rank; station; dignity.
  7. (obsolete) The space from the earth's surface out to the orbit of the moon: properly called the elemental region.

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Translations

References

  • region in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Anagrams


Danish

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin regiō.

Noun

region c (singular definite regionen, plural indefinite regioner)

  1. region

Inflection

Derived terms


Interlingua

Noun

region (plural regiones)

  1. region

Ladin

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin regio, regionem

Noun

region f (plural regions)

  1. region

Middle French

Etymology

Latin regiō.

Noun

region f (plural regions)

  1. region (area, district, etc.)

Descendants

References

  • region on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin regiō

Noun

region m (definite singular regionen, indefinite plural regioner, definite plural regionene)

  1. a region

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin regiō

Noun

region m (definite singular regionen, indefinite plural regionar, definite plural regionane)

  1. a region

References


Polish

Etymology

Borrowing from German Region.

Pronunciation

Noun

region

  1. region, area, district

Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin regiō

Noun

regìōn m (Cyrillic spelling регѝо̄н)

  1. (Bosnia, Serbia) region
  2. (Croatia, pejorative) the area of former Yugoslavia

Declension


Swedish

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin regio

Noun

region c

  1. region, area

Declension

Inflection of region 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative region regionen regioner regionerna
Genitive regions regionens regioners regionernas

Related terms

  • regional
  • regionförbund
  • stödregion
  • Västra Götalandsregionen