1. a : a section of a municipality controlled by specific restrictions on permitted use (as for residences or agriculture)

    b : a distance within which the same fare is charged by a common carrier

    c : a stretch of roadway or a space within which certain traffic regulations are in force


transitive verb
  1. a : to partition (as a city or town) by ordinance into sections reserved for different purposes (as residence or business)

    b : to designate the permitted use of (property) by placement in a municipal zone land zoned for agricultural use

  1. : to restrict different kinds of (use) to different areas the power to zone land use within its borders