Definitions for districtˈdɪs trɪkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•trictˈdɪs trɪkt(n.)

  1. a division of territory, as of a country, state, or county, marked off for administrative, electoral, or other purposes.

    Category: Government

  2. a region or locality.

  3. (v.t.)to divide into districts.

Origin of district:

1605–15; (< F) < ML distrīctus exercise of justice, (area of) jurisdiction, der. (with L -tus suffix of v. action) of L distringere to stretch out (see distrain )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion(verb)

    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

  2. zone, district(verb)

    regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. district(noun)ˈdɪs trɪkt

    an area of a town or city

    New York City's theater district

  2. districtˈdɪs trɪkt

    an official section of town or city

    the district court; a district map

Wiktionary

  1. district(Noun)

    An administrative division of an area.

    the Soho district of London

  2. district(Noun)

    An area or region marked by some distinguishing feature.

    the Lake District in Cumbria

  3. district(Verb)

    To divide into administrative or other districts.

  4. District(ProperNoun)

    The District of Columbia, the federal district of the United States.

  5. District(ProperNoun)

    Any of numerous governmental districts.

  6. Origin: From district, from districtus, from districtus, past participle of distringere, from dis- + stringere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. District(adj)

    rigorous; stringent; harsh

  2. District(noun)

    the territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing

  3. District(noun)

    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

  4. District(noun)

    any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract

  5. District(verb)

    to divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives

Freebase

  1. District

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'district' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1585

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'district' in Written Corpus Frequency: #701

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'district' in Nouns Frequency: #491


Translations for district

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

district(noun)

an area of a country, town etc

He lives in a poor district of London; Public transport is often infrequent in country districts.

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