Is there any difference between area, zone, and site?

If there is some difference between them?

When do I have to use (nor not use) each of these constructions?

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  • Have you looked at dictionary defintions? What did you find? What is unclear? – Andrew Leach Sep 1 '13 at 9:22
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    You might have looked them up in a Persian dictionary. – Noah Sep 1 '13 at 9:35
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    @AmirrezaNasiri, they do not all have the same meaning. If you look them up in an English dictionary, you will see that the explanations for all three words differ. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Sep 1 '13 at 9:49
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    Any will do: Merriam-Webster, Oxford, Cambridge, American Heritage Dictionary, dictionary.com, etc. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Sep 1 '13 at 10:05
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    An excellent question, which I can't do justice to but will comment: an area can be any size, a zone is a 'very special' area (it's a less common word too) and a site is also a synonym of location, so more specific and towards the point-like. – Mitch Sep 1 '13 at 14:47

It depends on context. But in general, an area is a region or part of a town, world, etc. where you live. A site is an area of ground on which you build a building, a small town, etc. It could also refer to a place where an event is taking place.

That is the site where ogres were slaughtered by the King of Far Far Away.

A zone is a restricted area, used for a particular purpose or use.

War zone. Pedestrian zone.

  • Do I have to use "Area" on "Nature" context? – Amirreza Nasiri Sep 1 '13 at 9:42
  • @AmirrezaNasiri Example? Please. – Noah Sep 1 '13 at 9:45
  • "You can have a trip on this area (Jungle)." – Amirreza Nasiri Sep 1 '13 at 10:00
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    'area' is good for a 'natural' place. 'zone' is good for a man-made area, and 'site' leans towards a man-made thing but you can have instances like 'the site of the sink hole'. – Mitch Sep 1 '13 at 14:50

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