Definitions for provinceˈprɒv ɪns
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word province
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an administrative division or unit of a country, esp. any of the 10 principal political units of Canada.
the provinces, the parts of a country outside of the capital or the largest cities.
a country, territory, district, or region.
a major region of the earth or biosphere. a biogeographic zone characterized by its dominant plants and animals.
Category: Geography (terms), Ecology
a department or branch of learning or activity:
the province of mathematics.
a sphere or field of activity or authority, as of a person.
an ecclesiastical territorial division, as that within which an archbishop or a metropolitan exercises jurisdiction.
a country or territory of the Roman Empire outside of Italy administered by a governor sent from Rome.
Category: Ancient History
Origin of province:
1300–50; ME < MF < L prōvincia province, official charge
the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
"his state is in the deep south"
the proper sphere or extent of your activities
"it was his province to take care of himself"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a division of a country with its own government
A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level.
A territorial area within a country.
A jurisdiction; a (literal or figurative) area of authority.
a country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the Roman government; a conquered country beyond the limits of Italy
a country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital
a region of country; a tract; a district
a region under the supervision or direction of any special person; the district or division of a country, especially an ecclesiastical division, over which one has jurisdiction; as, the province of Canterbury, or that in which the archbishop of Canterbury exercises ecclesiastical authority
the proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere
specif.: Any political division of the Dominion of Canada, having a governor, a local legislature, and representation in the Dominion parliament. Hence, colloquially, The Provinces, the Dominion of Canada
A province is a territorial unit, almost always an administrative division, within a country or state.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'province' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4025
Rank popularity for the word 'province' in Nouns Frequency: #1300
Translations for province
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a division of a country, empire etc
Britain was once a Roman province.
- إقْليم، مُقاطَعَهArabic
- provínciaPortuguese (BR)
- die ProvinzGerman
- provints, maakondEstonian
- ایالت؛ استانFarsi
- परमात्मा का विधानHindi
- skattland; fylki; héraðIcelandic
- 州, 地方Japanese
- (행정구역으로서의) 주, 성, 도, (수도 등에 대한) 지방Korean
- province; perifērijaLatvian
- landsdel; fylke; provinsNorwegian
- ایالت؛ استانPersian
- ايالت ، ځاىPashto
- 省Chinese (Trad.)
- провінція; областьUkrainian
- 省Chinese (Simp.)
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