the division of a municipality into areas in which specified building design and usage limitations must be observed The city council met to discuss some proposed zoning regulations that would permit small business activity in a residential area.
- The zoning of the area as a green belt (=protected environmental area) was very popular.
- Objections had been made to the proposed zoning.
- The contract signed in respect of the housing estate was conditional on zoning.
- The lawyer reviewed the area zoning plan.