From Planet X
1. a farming area; the New York area. 2. a landing area; a playing area. 3. a storage area in the basement. 4. studies in the area of finance; a job in the health-care area. 5. An open, sunken space next to a building; an areaway. 6. The extent of a planar region or of the surface of a solid measured in square units. 7. A section of storage set aside for a particular purpose.