What does Province mean?

Definitions for Province
ˈprɒv ɪnsProv·ince

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. state, provincenoun

    the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

    "his state is in the deep south"

  2. province, responsibilitynoun

    the proper sphere or extent of your activities

    "it was his province to take care of himself"

Wiktionary

  1. provincenoun

    A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level.

  2. provincenoun

    A territorial area within a country.

  3. provincenoun

    A jurisdiction; a (literal or figurative) area of authority.

  4. provincenoun

    Northern Ireland

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provincenoun

    a country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the Roman government; a conquered country beyond the limits of Italy

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]

  2. Provincenoun

    a country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]

  3. Provincenoun

    a region of country; a tract; a district

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]

  4. Provincenoun

    a region under the supervision or direction of any special person; the district or division of a country, especially an ecclesiastical division, over which one has jurisdiction; as, the province of Canterbury, or that in which the archbishop of Canterbury exercises ecclesiastical authority

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]

  5. Provincenoun

    the proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]

  6. Provincenoun

    specif.: Any political division of the Dominion of Canada, having a governor, a local legislature, and representation in the Dominion parliament. Hence, colloquially, The Provinces, the Dominion of Canada

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]

Freebase

  1. Province

    A province is a territorial unit, almost always an administrative division, within a country or state.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Province

    prov′ins, n. a portion of an empire or a state marked off for purposes of government: a part of a country as distinguished from the capital: the district over which a governor or an archbishop has jurisdiction: a region: a business or duty: a person's business or calling: a department of knowledge.—adj. Provin′cial, relating to a province: belonging to a division of a country: local: showing the habits and manners of a province: unpolished: narrow.—n. an inhabitant of a province or country district: (R.C.) the superintendent of the heads of the religious houses in a province.—v.t. Provin′cialise, to render provincial:—pr.p. provin′cialīsing; pa.p. provin′cialīsed.ns. Provin′cialism, a manner, a mode of speech, or a turn of thought peculiar to a province or a country district: a local expression: narrowness; Provincial′ity.—adv. Provin′cially.—Provincial letters, a series of letters written (1656-57) by Pascal against the doctrines and policy of the Jesuits. [Fr.,—L. provincia, a province; perh. pro, for, vincĕre, to conquer.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Province' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4025

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Province' in Nouns Frequency: #1300

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Province in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Province in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Province in a Sentence

  1. Jiao Fei:

    The province's air quality has continuously improved.

  2. Ali Shamsi:

    We are  continuously in contact with the Ministry of Counter Narcotics asking them to provide us capability, funds and assets to start the anti-narcotic campaigning in Kandahar province as quickly as possible.

  3. John Lilly:

    In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

  4. Lai Man-hong:

    The whole system for promotions -- from teachers, to principals, to local officials, as well as the head of the city or the province -- all are closely linked to the public exam results, this is a systemic problem.

  5. Lisel Hintz:

    The border Jens StoltenbergFacts refers to -- the Turkish-Syria border -- was established in 1923 with the Treaty of Lausanne and the founding of the Republic of Turkey. The exception to this is the province of Hatay, which passed from Syrian to Turkish control following a referendum.

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