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Definitions for district
ˈdɪs trɪktdis·trict

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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


  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.


  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.


  1. district

    A district is a specific area or region within a city, state, or country, which is defined for administrative, political, geographical, or educational purposes. It has identifiable boundaries and may have its own governing or administrative body. Districts can also refer to divisions in business organizations or a particular region known for a specific product, service, or activity.

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.]


  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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  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. Bruce Castor:

    I was surprised that the charge of first degree murder was brought because legally that would be difficult to prove. But I'm cheering for the district attorney, and I hope he wins.

  2. Lee Philip Rudofsky:

    It's very hard for me to figure out what these courts mean when they say don't take race into account a lot but take race into account, i understand what they've said, but it sounds a whole lot more like a system we've set up to say something and then not really do what we're saying and I don't know how to resolve that ... I'm just a lowly district judge, and I don't get to change what the Supreme Court has said. But it strikes me that there really doesn't seem to be a lot of room between don't let race predominate but take race into account.

  3. Vitaliy Klitschko:

    Explosions in Dniprovskyi district. All services are heading to the scene. Stay in shelters!

  4. Tom Garrett:

    I will tell you that there is no way in heck that I am not going to back here in Congress representing the 5th district of Virginia because too much is at stake.

  5. Alphonso David:

    No one has told us that the southern district of New York advised the tax department not to proceed with their investigation.

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    lacking orderly continuity
    • A. disjointed
    • B. opaque
    • C. greedy
    • D. reassuring

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