district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion(verb)
a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
An administrative division of an area.
the Soho district of London
An area or region marked by some distinguishing feature.
the Lake District in Cumbria
To divide into administrative or other districts.
The District of Columbia, the federal district of the United States.
Any of numerous governmental districts.
Origin: From district, from districtus, from districtus, past participle of distringere, from dis- + stringere.
rigorous; stringent; harsh
the territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing
a division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc
any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract
to divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives
Origin: [L. districtus, p. p.]
A district is a type of administrative division, in some countries managed by a local government. Entities known as districts vary greatly in size, spanning entire regions or counties, several municipalities, or subdivisions of municipalities.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis′trikt, n. a portion of territory defined for political, judicial, educational, or other purposes (as a registration district, a militia district, the District of Columbia): a region.—v.t. to divide into districts. [Fr.,—L. districtus—distringĕre, to draw tight.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'district' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1585
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'district' in Written Corpus Frequency: #701
Rank popularity for the word 'district' in Nouns Frequency: #491
The numerical value of district in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of district in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Images & Illustrations of district
Translations for district
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- окръг, районирам, околия, район, област, участъкBulgarian
- comarca, districteCatalan, Valencian
- čtvrť, kraj, oblast, okresCzech
- seutu, alue, piiriFinnish
- sgìreScottish Gaelic
- körzet, környék, járás, negyed, kerület, terület, vidékHungarian
- rajons, novadsLatvian
- regio, gebied, district, wijkDutch
- distriktNorwegian Nynorsk
- distrito, região, zonaPortuguese
- district, raion, regiune, județRomanian
- район, участок, округ, областьRussian
Get even more translations for district »
Find a translation for the district definition in other languages:
Select another language: