Definitions for districtˈdɪs trɪkt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word district
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a division of territory, as of a country, state, or county, marked off for administrative, electoral, or other purposes.
a region or locality.
(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 )
district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion(verb)
a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an area of a town or city
New York City's theater district
an official section of town or city
the district court; a district map
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
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.
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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
Translations for district
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an area of a country, town etc
He lives in a poor district of London; Public transport is often infrequent in country districts.
- buurt, omgewing, wykAfrikaans
- distritoPortuguese (BR)
- čtvrť, oblast, krajCzech
- der DistriktGerman
- distrikt; områdeDanish
- περιοχή, διοικητική περιφέρειαGreek
- ناحیه؛ بخشFarsi
- région, quartierFrench
- जिला, मंडलHindi
- hverfi; héraðIcelandic
- distretto, regione, quartiereItalian
- 지구, 지역Korean
- rajons; apgabalsLatvian
- streek, wijkDutch
- område, landsdel, bydel, distriktNorwegian
- rejon, okolicaPolish
- ناحیه؛ بخشPersian
- سيمه، منطقه، علاقه، نا حيهPashto
- cartier, regiuneRomanian
- obvod, mestská štvrť, okres, oblasťSlovak
- pokrajina; okrožjeSlovenian
- område, distriktSwedish
- เขตแดน; บริเวณThai
- bölge, mıntıkaTurkish
- 區Chinese (Trad.)
- район; областьUkrainian
- quận; huyệnVietnamese
- 区Chinese (Simp.)
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