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.

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. Robert Reed:

    I felt strongly that it would not have walked, i was running in a district with a lot of bigots.

  2. Daniel McGarry:

    My recommendation is that we shouldn't tolerate this in our school and in our district, I can't go into more detail than that.

  3. Durham Public Schools:

    Mrs. Parker is a school district's dream teacher, a perfect mix of competence and compassion who is committed to serving young people holistically, her Foodraiser addresses food insecurity head-on, particularly during a time of year when commercialism brings need to the forefront.

  4. Kim Schrier:

    Congress is broken, and people in the 8th District are ready for a community pediatrician to bring a dose of common sense to DC.

  5. Jeff Sessions:

    Justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger has a strong record that any prosecutor would be proud of, justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger rose through the ranks in the Eastern District of Virginia, from summer intern to Assistant United States Attorney who made a name for Justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger successfully prosecuting MS-13 members, Bloods members, and firearm offenders and putting them behind bars.

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