Definition of zone verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    zone

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//zəʊn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zoʊn//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they zone
    BrE BrE//zəʊn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zoʊn//
     
    he / she / it zones
    BrE BrE//zəʊnz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zoʊnz//
     
    past simple zoned
    BrE BrE//zəʊnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zoʊnd//
     
    past participle zoned
    BrE BrE//zəʊnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zoʊnd//
     
    -ing form zoning
    BrE BrE//ˈzəʊnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈzoʊnɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1zone something (for something) to keep an area of land to be used for a particular purpose The town centre was zoned for office development.
  2. 2zone something to divide an area of land into smaller areas
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from French, or from Latin zona ‘girdle’, from Greek zōnē. Phrasal Verbszone out
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: zone