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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 2021


región

región

See also: region, Region, and région

Spanish

Noun

región f (plural regiones)

  1. region

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