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.

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. Partha Pratim Saikia:

    It is a case of alcohol poisoning, and it has affected a few tea gardens and villages surrounding them in this district.

  2. Jesse Ferguson:

    If I was a swing-district Republican told to vote for a bill as bad as the last one that now guts (protections for those with) pre-existing conditions too, I'd wonder what they were smoking.

  3. Leslie McGraw:

    I wasn’t expecting the district attorney’s decision last week, that was a complete shock I was really surprised.

  4. Ian Eisenberg:

    We are a fledgling business district that's kind of going through a growth spurt right now and people still drive here and parking is becoming a real problem.

  5. Gail Pinsker:

    The district is trying to stay on top this and being as transparent as possible, the health and safety of our students and staff is our first priority.

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