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. Richard Aylmer-Hall:

    Hall said he didn't believe anyone was injured by the actual device. Investigators search next to a train at Parsons Green station in London. (Reuters) It was an absolutely packed, rush-hour District Line train from Wimbledon to Edgware Road. I saw crying women, there was lots of shouting and screaming, there was a bit of a crush on the stairs going down to the streets.

  2. Steve Vladeck:

    Because the Court of Appeals did not reach the larger question of whether Affordable Care Act must now fall, and instead remanded that to the district court, Supreme Court will face far less pressure to take Affordable Care Act now -- versus waiting until Affordable Care Act comes back after that remand, thus, among other things, today's ruling may allow the justices to dodge -- if they want to, anyway.

  3. Muskilda Zancada:

    Azaz district has seen some of the heaviest tolls of this brutal war, and yet again we are seeing healthcare under siege, we are extremely concerned about the situation in the south of the district, where medical staff, fearing for their lives, have been forced to flee and hospitals have either been completely closed, or can only offer limited emergency services.

  4. James Manning:

    I have watched the video several times and there is no doubt that the video is extremely disturbing, as the parent of a daughter in Richland School District Two I can assure you that we are taking this matter very seriously. The district superintendent has been in constant contact with the Richland County Sheriff to express our concern over this matter and the district has banned the deputy in question from all District Two property.

  5. Todd Blanche:

    We continue to believe that the indictment should be dismissed in its entirety for the reasons stated in our motion, notably, the District Attorney does not contest that the New York case arises out of the same transaction as the conduct for which Mr. Manafort was previously prosecuted by the Special Counsel. As we previously argued, we do not believe any exception under New York law applies and the indictment should be dismissed.

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