Definitions for territoryˈtɛr ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word territory

Princeton's WordNet

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

    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

  2. territory(noun)

    an area of knowledge or interest

    "his questions covered a lot of territory"

  3. territory, soil(noun)

    the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state

    "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"

Wiktionary

  1. territory(Noun)

    A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district.

  2. territory(Noun)

    A geographic area under control of a single governing entity such as state or municipality; an area whose borders are determined by the scope of political power rather than solely by natural features such as rivers and ridges.

  3. territory(Noun)

    An area that an animal of a particular species consistently defends against its conspecifics.

  4. Origin: territorium, from terra the earth

Webster Dictionary

  1. Territory(noun)

    a large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district

  2. Territory(noun)

    the extent of land belonging to, or under the dominion of, a prince, state, or other form of government; often, a tract of land lying at a distance from the parent country or from the seat of government; as, the territory of a State; the territories of the East India Company

  3. Territory(noun)

    in the United States, a portion of the country not included within the limits of any State, and not yet admitted as a State into the Union, but organized with a separate legislature, under a Territorial governor and other officers appointed by the President and Senate of the United States. In Canada, a similarly organized portion of the country not yet formed into a Province

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'territory' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3131

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'territory' in Nouns Frequency: #1010


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