Definition of zoned in US English:



  • 1Divided into zones, in particular (of land) designated for a particular type of use or development.

    ‘zoned industrial land’
    • ‘The Department of the Environment aims to increase the supply of zoned housing land to 475,474 house units by June 2006.’
    • ‘The bigger staff allowed creation of two strong, 7-day-a-week, live-news, zoned editions.’
    • ‘The fourth lot is 42 acres which is zoned open space and is currently planted with grain crops.’
    • ‘It is part of a new zoned system designed to make fares simpler.’
    • ‘He stated that following acceptance by the government, a new law will be promulgated to allow the zoned areas of Pattaya to remain open until 4 a.m.’
    • ‘Mr. Swan explained the council found it wasn't possible to buy any land within the zoned town area and had to look beyond this area.’
    • ‘The agent states zoned land with planning permission is at present valued in the region of €700,000 an acre.’
    • ‘The government's latest housing figures show that at the end of last June there were 263,346 zoned and serviced house sites available nationwide.’
    • ‘This is partly because planning delays have left developers waiting for up to 24 months for planning permission on zoned land.’
    • ‘There is commercially zoned land either side of this freight centre.’
    • ‘A 3.6 acre commercial zoned site at McCurtain Hill in Clonakilty, Co Cork, is expected to come to market soon with a guide price of €761,842.’
    • ‘It boasts well-staffed bureaus in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, and publishes special zoned editions for those boroughs.’
    • ‘‘We electrify zoned plots that have applied for electrification,’ he emphasised.’
    • ‘The homes will be located on a 12.6-acre site on newly residentially zoned land close to the town.’
    • ‘This is determined by the interaction of the current demand for land at the particular zoned location by the permitted industry, and the supply of the land at that particular location.’
    • ‘His proposal would only affect the person who buys the zoned land.’
    • ‘The land was the last major undeveloped zoned industrial site on the Cork Road inside the city boundary and attracted very considerable interest.’
    • ‘The draft Newbridge plan has zoned land for 3000 houses over the next six years.’
    • ‘Commercial prices fell further and, according to one survey, zoned commercial land values dropped by 50 per cent.’
    • ‘There is no public sewage scheme and no zoned development lands around the village.’
  • 2Zoology Botany
    Marked with circles or bands of color.

    ‘strongly zoned leaves’
    • ‘Multiple phases of zoned calcite are common, often truncated by a major dissolution surface overgrown by a late, granular calcite.’
    • ‘Brandberg has been producing thousands of gemmy, zoned amethyst crystals, and a new area was found in the Erongo Mountains for schorl, aquamarine, and topaz.’
    • ‘The zoned crystals with unaltered pink cores resembled the classic watermelon pieces pictured in Hamlin.’
    • ‘When cut, these showed beautiful maroon-red zoned patterns.’
  • 3US informal Under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    ‘she's zoned on downers’
    ‘a zoned-out hippie’
    • ‘She stared at me with her zoned-out look.’
    • ‘Maybe when she got dressed she was too zoned to notice that she grabbed her dress from the Juniors rack.’
    • ‘He seemed really zoned out, on a different planet or something.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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