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

    Etymology: From district, from districtus, from districtus, past participle of distringere, from dis- + stringere.

  2. districtnoun

    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. districtverb

    To divide into administrative or other districts.

    Etymology: From district, from districtus, from districtus, past participle of distringere, from dis- + stringere.

  4. Districtnoun

    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. Districtnoun

    Any of numerous governmental districts.

    Etymology: From district, from districtus, from districtus, past participle of distringere, from dis- + stringere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Districtadjective

    rigorous; stringent; harsh

    Etymology: [L. districtus, p. p.]

  2. Districtnoun

    the territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing

    Etymology: [L. districtus, p. p.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. districtus, p. p.]

  4. Districtnoun

    any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract

    Etymology: [L. districtus, p. p.]

  5. Districtverb

    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  

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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. Florida Sheriff Grady Judd:

    If you are foolish enough to break into someone’s home, you can expect to be shot in Polk County, it’s more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone. Such full-throated embrace of the Second Amendment as a crime-fighting tool isn't confined to red states like Florida. I want as many law-abiding citizens to arm themselves in Polk County as we can get. - Milwaukee County Sheriff Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke One California police chief is backing teachers in his district packing heat. Detroit Police Chief James Craig has been a leader in urging Detroit Police Chief James Craig community to arm Detroit Police. A Maryland sheriff is working with the state’s general assembly to try to make it easier for citizens to obtain handgun permits. In the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s most recent ranking of states with the strongest gun laws, California( 1), Maryland( 4) and Michigan( 15) ranked near the top of the pack. Some gun rights advocates say terror attacks at home and abroad have contributed to a change in attitudes about gun ownership among community members and authorities, even in locales historically hostile towards the Second Amendment.

  2. House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan:

    Mike was a true policymaker, passionate about the intricacies of his work and always driven by what he believed was best for the country and his district, yet for all of his accomplishments, I will always remember Mike for being, above all, a genuinely good and decent man. Ox set an example for all of us, and he will be missed.

  3. Senate Republican:

    In my district, it polls very high.

  4. Bumble Bee:

    While this resolution will help bring closure with the district attorney’s office, we will never forget the unfathomable loss of our colleague Jose Melena and we are committed to ensuring that employee safety remains a top priority at all our facilities.

  5. Asian Americans:

    The rapid increase in criminal acts targeted against members of the Asian community, particularly Asian Americans, who live and work in Alameda County District is intolerable.

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