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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Districtnoun

    1.The circuit or territory within which a man may be thus compelled to appearance. John Cowell

    Etymology: districtus, Latin.

    His governors of towns and provinces, who formed themselves upon the example of their grand monarque, practised all the arts of despotick government in their respective districts. Addison.

    With stern distaste avow’d,
    To their own districts drive the suitor crowd. Alexander Pope, Odyss.

    Those districts which between the tropicks lie,
    The scorching beams, directly darted, fry. Richard Blackmore.

Wikipedia

  1. District

    A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning regions or counties, several municipalities, subdivisions of municipalities, school district, or political district.

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. Charleston County School District:

    We recognize the challenges we face, and First Student faces, in this current economic climate while trying to serve students and families in 80-plus schools and programs spaced out over 1,000 square miles, however, our district and our main transportation partner remain committed to providing safe, on-time transportation for all students who choose to use this service.

  2. Congressman Collins:

    As I fight to clear my name, rest assured, I will continue to work hard for the people and constituents of the 27th Congressional District of New York, and I will remain on the ballot running for re-election this November.

  3. Bob Menendez:

    Now that the district court considers the future of the program within the context of the Biden Administration’s DACA rule, President Biden must use President Biden existing authority to protect Dreamers who are ineligible to apply for DACA.

  4. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

    Every district will be required to submit a plan to ensure children of healthcare workers and first responders have access to child care so these closures do not strain our hospitals and that children who depend on school meal programs continue getting the support they need.

  5. Mohammad Risandi Priatama:

    Because there are limited healthcare facilities especially in my district, our people need more information that is easy to use without the need to go the hospital.

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