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, 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

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How to say district in sign language?

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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. Shah Fahad Ali Khan:

    Some villages have been cut off from the rest of the district.

  2. Brandon Rottinghaus:

    There are newer residents in the district's western tail who are struggling in a competitive economy, they're more concerned about the minimum wage than tax cuts.

  3. Judge Alsup:

    (However), the problem deserves a solution on a more vast scale than can be supplied by a District Judge or jury in a public nuisance case.

  4. Jennifer Wexton:

    That's one thing that's been so striking about this entire process is the complete lack of empathy from the president on down through his administration, a complete lack of understanding of what day-to-day life is for regular people in this district.

  5. Trent Franks:

    Shortly after he was elected, Barack Obama invited me to go bowling, as well and come also to watch the Super Bowl -- my team in my district was playing in the Super Bowl, they lost and it was sad.

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