district, territory, territorial dominion, dominionverb
a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
An administrative division of an area.
the Soho district of London
An area or region marked by some distinguishing feature.
the Lake District in Cumbria
To divide into administrative or other districts.
The District of Columbia, the federal district of the United States.
Any of numerous governmental districts.
Etymology: From district, from districtus, from districtus, past participle of distringere, from dis- + stringere.
rigorous; stringent; harsh
the territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing
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
any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract
to divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives
Etymology: [L. districtus, p. p.]
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
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. districtus—distringĕre, to draw tight.]
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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Rank popularity for the word 'District' in Written Corpus Frequency: #701
Rank popularity for the word 'District' in Nouns Frequency: #491
The numerical value of District in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of District in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
It is a case of alcohol poisoning, and it has affected a few tea gardens and villages surrounding them in this district.
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.
I wasn’t expecting the district attorney’s decision last week, that was a complete shock I was really surprised.
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.
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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- окръг, околия, район, районирам, област, участъкBulgarian
- comarca, districteCatalan, Valencian
- kraj, okres, čtvrť, oblastCzech
- alue, seutu, piiriFinnish
- sgìreScottish Gaelic
- kerület, körzet, környék, vidék, terület, járás, negyedHungarian
- rajons, novadsLatvian
- gebied, district, regio, wijkDutch
- distriktNorwegian Nynorsk
- região, distrito, zonaPortuguese
- regiune, raion, district, județRomanian
- участок, область, район, округRussian
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