What does province mean?

Definitions for province
ˈprɒv ɪnsprovince

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word province.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. state, province(noun)

    the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

    "his state is in the deep south"

  2. province, responsibility(noun)

    the proper sphere or extent of your activities

    "it was his province to take care of himself"

Wiktionary

  1. province(Noun)

    A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level.

  2. province(Noun)

    A territorial area within a country.

  3. province(Noun)

    A jurisdiction; a (literal or figurative) area of authority.

  4. province(ProperNoun)

    Northern Ireland

Webster Dictionary

  1. Province(noun)

    a country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the Roman government; a conquered country beyond the limits of Italy

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]

  2. Province(noun)

    a country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]

  3. Province(noun)

    a region of country; a tract; a district

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]

  4. Province(noun)

    a region under the supervision or direction of any special person; the district or division of a country, especially an ecclesiastical division, over which one has jurisdiction; as, the province of Canterbury, or that in which the archbishop of Canterbury exercises ecclesiastical authority

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]

  5. Province(noun)

    the proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]

  6. Province(noun)

    specif.: Any political division of the Dominion of Canada, having a governor, a local legislature, and representation in the Dominion parliament. Hence, colloquially, The Provinces, the Dominion of Canada

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]

Freebase

  1. Province

    A province is a territorial unit, almost always an administrative division, within a country or state.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Province

    prov′ins, n. a portion of an empire or a state marked off for purposes of government: a part of a country as distinguished from the capital: the district over which a governor or an archbishop has jurisdiction: a region: a business or duty: a person's business or calling: a department of knowledge.—adj. Provin′cial, relating to a province: belonging to a division of a country: local: showing the habits and manners of a province: unpolished: narrow.—n. an inhabitant of a province or country district: (R.C.) the superintendent of the heads of the religious houses in a province.—v.t. Provin′cialise, to render provincial:—pr.p. provin′cialīsing; pa.p. provin′cialīsed.ns. Provin′cialism, a manner, a mode of speech, or a turn of thought peculiar to a province or a country district: a local expression: narrowness; Provincial′ity.—adv. Provin′cially.—Provincial letters, a series of letters written (1656-57) by Pascal against the doctrines and policy of the Jesuits. [Fr.,—L. provincia, a province; perh. pro, for, vincĕre, to conquer.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'province' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4025

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'province' in Nouns Frequency: #1300

How to pronounce province?

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How to say province in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of province in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of province in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of province in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Scott Morrison:

    We have taken a decision this morning to prepare a plan for an operation to provide some assisted departures for isolated and vulnerable Australians in Wuhan and the Hubei province.

  2. Frederick II of Prussia:

    If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.

  3. The Kremlin:

    The importance of intensifying our joint work to stabilize Idlib province was noted, including the taking of effective measures to neutralize terrorist groups.

  4. Christopher Willingham:

    Through all of her treatment, and despite the pain she was in, her temperament never changed. - Cpl. Juan Rodriguez There were no human casualties during Lucca’s bomb-sniffing patrols. Her career ended in March 2012 when she lost her leg and suffered chest burns from a bombing in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Cpl. Juan Rodriguez, who was her handler at the time, stayed by her side throughout each step of Lucca’s recovery. The explosion was huge and I immediately feared the worst for Lucca, i ran to her and saw her struggling to get up. I picked her up and ran to the shelter of a nearby tree line, applied a tourniquet to her injured leg and called the medics to collect us.

  5. The Foreign Office:

    We are working to make available an option for British nationals to leave Hubei province.

Images & Illustrations of province

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