What does District mean?

Definitions for District
ˈdɪs trɪktdis·trict

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word District.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. district, territory, territorial dominion, dominionverb

    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

  2. zone, districtverb

    regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

Wiktionary

  1. districtnoun

    An administrative division of an area.

    the Soho district of London

  2. districtnoun

    An area or region marked by some distinguishing feature.

    the Lake District in Cumbria

  3. districtverb

    To divide into administrative or other districts.

  4. Districtnoun

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

  5. Districtnoun

    Any of numerous governmental districts.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Districtnoun

    1.The circuit or territory within which a man may be thus compelled to appearance. John Cowell

    Etymology: districtus, Latin.

    His governors of towns and provinces, who formed themselves upon the example of their grand monarque, practised all the arts of despotick government in their respective districts. Addison.

    With stern distaste avow’d,
    To their own districts drive the suitor crowd. Alexander Pope, Odyss.

    Those districts which between the tropicks lie,
    The scorching beams, directly darted, fry. Richard Blackmore.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Districtadjective

    rigorous; stringent; harsh

  2. Districtnoun

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

  3. Districtnoun

    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. Districtnoun

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

  5. Districtverb

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

  6. Etymology: [L. districtus, p. p.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. District

    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. districtusdistringĕre, to draw tight.]

Editors Contribution

  1. district

    A type of local unity government area defined in national unity government legislation.

    Some countries have a district which they use for specific allocation of resources purposes.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020  

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of District in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of District in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of District in a Sentence

  1. Dan Goldman:

    This is a scheme to defraud the voters of the 3rd District in New York, and this needs to be investigated intensively.

  2. Doug Deeken:

    The big question is what does the district look like because the only thing we know for sure is there aren't going to be sixteen districts in Northeast Ohio, until we know, we are just spitting in the wind here.

  3. Leana Wen:

    There was, and is, a time and place for pandemic restrictions. But when they were put in, it was always with the understanding that they would be removed as soon as we can. And, in this case, circumstances have changed. Case counts are declining. Also, the science has changed, the responsibility should shift from a government mandate imposed from the state or the local district of the school … it should shift to an individual responsibility by the family, who can still decide that their child can wear a mask if needed.

  4. Wayne Dolcefino:

    We have a school district that is broke -- without libraries and in desperate need of repair -- yet we’re going to spend $1.2 million to re-name these schools? at the end of the day, if we can’t figure out that every penny we have should be spent to prepare our children for the future rather than litigating what people did 150 years ago . . . we’re in trouble.

  5. Deanna Contreras:

    Undergrounding reduces ignition risk by 99% so we are starting in the areas of the highest fire risk, high fire threat district areas, and also prioritizing areas where we can reduce the number of public safety power shutoffs.

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