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

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

  2. districtnoun

    An area or region marked by some distinguishing feature.

    the Lake District in Cumbria

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

  3. districtverb

    To divide into administrative or other districts.

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

  4. Districtnoun

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

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

  5. Districtnoun

    Any of numerous governmental districts.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Districtadjective

    rigorous; stringent; harsh

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

  2. Districtnoun

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

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

  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

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

  4. Districtnoun

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

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

  5. Districtverb

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

    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. Scott Baio:

    Nicole Eggert dedicated Nicole Eggert to destroying my reputation and harming my family, and Nicole Eggert has failed, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s conclusion to their investigation of Nicole Eggert ever-changing stories marks the end of a sad chapter.

  2. Justin Amash:

    When I go back to my district people are coming up to me and saying,' Thank you for what you're doing,' people want open, honest representation. They want people to come to Congress and work with integrity.

  3. Jeff Sessions:

    But they have been growing in frequency and, since President Trump took office less than two years ago, 27 district courts have issued such an order.

  4. Andrew Herman:

    Special counsel is temporary, but the Southern District is forever.

  5. Ronald Levin:

    Evidently, the administration has decided not to wait, normally, the appeals court would defer to a district court's management of the case, but in some circumstances they might override that judgment.

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