What does District mean?

Definitions for District
ˈdɪs trɪktDistrict

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

Princeton's WordNet

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

    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

  2. zone, district(verb)

    regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

Wiktionary

  1. district(Noun)

    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. district(Noun)

    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. district(Verb)

    To divide into administrative or other districts.

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

  4. District(ProperNoun)

    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. District(ProperNoun)

    Any of numerous governmental districts.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. District(adj)

    rigorous; stringent; harsh

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

  2. District(noun)

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

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

  3. District(noun)

    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. District(noun)

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

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

  5. District(verb)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce District?

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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. Desiree Andrade:

    I felt at that that I was slapped in the face, here you have a district attorney that took an oath to serve and protect the community and that's far from what he's doing right now.

  2. Chicago Teachers Union:

    The District has refused to allow educators to be vaccinated before they’re pushed back into classrooms, and CPS has rejected or ignored thousands of requests from educators for health accommodations for themselves or household members with hypertension, heart disease and other health conditions that put them at higher risk of COVID sickness and death.

  3. Karen Handel:

    It is all hands on deck for us, we know what is at stake here and I don't think that this is about any one person. We all have to rise above it, that it is about the district that has a long legacy of Republican leadership.

  4. Jeff Sessions:

    Justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger has a strong record that any prosecutor would be proud of, justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger rose through the ranks in the Eastern District of Virginia, from summer intern to Assistant United States Attorney who made a name for Justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger successfully prosecuting MS-13 members, Bloods members, and firearm offenders and putting them behind bars.

  5. Superintendent Bryce Jorgenson:

    I can tell you right now, I would say that not just in our district, but in many districts around, there is not an appetite for that at all, i don’t know as a leader, too, if I want to get into testing kids because we don’t test kids for any other virus, really.

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