What Does AOE Mean in a Text?

AOE means "Area Of Effect" and "Age Of Empires."

Area Of Effect

The abbreviation AOE is widely used in gaming with the meaning "Area Of Effect" to refer to the zone around a character affected by their spells, powers or other abilities; or to the area affected by a weapon. For example, a character may be able to cast a spell that attacks all enemies or protects all friends within a certain radius, whilst certain weapons, such as artillery, may destroy or damage personnel, equipment or installations a considerable distance from the actual target.

Age Of Empires

AOE is also a game, first published in 1997, by Microsoft. To date (2019), seven other games and three spin-offs have been released. The AOE game requires players to gather resources in order to develop a civilization from a handful of hunter-gatherers to an expansive Iron Age Empire.

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meaning of AOE

AOE also stands for "Age Of Empires."

Summary of Key Points

"Area of Effect" is the most common definition for AOE on Discord, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Definition:Area of Effect
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

"Age Of Empires" is the another common definition for AOE.
Definition:Age Of Empires
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of AOE in Sentences

Here are examples of AOE being used in conversations:
  • Reese: Should I use my sniper rifle to take them out?
  • Josh: No need. Use something with a greater AOE.
  • (Here, AOE is being used with the meaning "Area Of Effect.")
  • Young Pup: What's your favourite game?
  • Old Sweat: It would have to be AOE. That's where it all started for me.
  • (Here, AOE is being used with the meaning means "Age Of Empires.")

Example of AOE Used in a Text

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