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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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. Brent Probinsky:

    The principal, Melissa Carter, and Melissa Carter assistant, Celia Self, who held down and severely paddled this six-year-old first grader, violated the clearly written rule of the Hendry County School District and the laws of the State of Florida.

  2. Lisa Britt:

    The absentee ballot fraud that occurred in the 9th Congressional District effectively disenfranchised voters in that district, north Carolina voters should be confident that state officials will continue to be vigilant and pursue any individuals or organizations that attempt to undermine our elections. Democracy is best served by holding those who attempt to thwart North Carolina accountable.

  3. Marissa Hoechstetter:

    There's clear evidence of a pattern of bad behavior by the doctor, a lack of institutional courage by his employer Columbia University, and a lack of willingness to take the case seriously by the Manhattan district attorney, the combination of all three together to me is enough for me to know that everyone did the best they could to make it go away.

  4. Brian Fonseca:

    He's taken three different positions in the last eight months. Wasserman Schultz -- backed by President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton -- also disagreed with Canova’s suggestion that she did not have the support of black voters in the district. Wasserman cited in part the backing of the Congressional Black Caucus. It’s unclear whether the debate, or the Sanders-fueled donations, will make the difference for Tim Canova. The Tim Canova campaign touted polling released at the end of the Democratic National Convention showed Tim Canova trailing by 8 points, 46-38 percent. This was after she stepped down at the DNC amid a scandal over leaked emails. But Wasserman Schultz is not taking any chances, bringing in heavyweights like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. In some ways, the race is reminiscent of the Sanders-Clinton race. This race has a lot of parallels with the national Democratic primary in that you have a moderate candidate competing against a more progressive candidate.

  5. Hamdullah Danishi:

    Today we will take Chardara district back and you will witness this.

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