Definition for A'RE-A

A'RE-A, n. [L. I suspect this to be contracted from Ch. אריגא, ariga, an area or bed; Heb. ערוגה; from a root which signifies to reach, stretch, lay or spread.]

  1. Any plain surface, as the floor of a room, of a church or other building, or of the ground.
  2. The space or site on which a building stands; or of any inclosure.
  3. In geometry, the superficial contents of any figure; the surface included within any given lines; as the area of a square or a triangle.
  4. Among physicians, baldness; an empty space; a bald space produced by alopecy; also a name of the disease. – Coxe. Parr.
  5. In mining, a compass of ore allotted to diggers. – Coxe.

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