What does province mean?

Definitions for province
ˈprɒv ɪnsprov·ince

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. state, provincenoun

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

    "his state is in the deep south"

  2. province, responsibilitynoun

    the proper sphere or extent of your activities

    "it was his province to take care of himself"

Wiktionary

  1. provincenoun

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

  2. provincenoun

    A territorial area within a country.

  3. provincenoun

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

  4. provincenoun

    Northern Ireland

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provincenoun

    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. Provincenoun

    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. Provincenoun

    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. Provincenoun

    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. Provincenoun

    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. Provincenoun

    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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  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

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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. George Mahuku:

    Its recent discovery in the Middle East and in Nampula, Mozambique, indicates that the disease is spreading and threatening bananas worldwide, it's a serious threat to livelihoods and food security in the Nampula province, country and the continent, should it spread. In Africa, bananas are critical for food security and income generation for more than 100 million people.

  2. Gustavo Marangoni:

    Look at what we did in the province, our policy is one of fairness. Those who need electricity subsidies continue to have them. Those who do not need subsidies had them cut.

  3. President Trump:

    We're getting your husbands back to work, the implications here -- that he believes all women have or should have husbands and that workplaces are the province of men -- are so sexist and outmoded that they will likely alarm American women who have long become accustomed to inappropriate treatment from their commander in chief.

  4. Hanif Danishyar:

    We have our organized plan for eradication in Kandahar province, yes, there has been cultivation in Zhari district but we will eradicate the fields.

  5. Ann Hui:

    I think Hong Kong should have its own film industry apart from co-productions with China, because even a province would like to have its local color and see its way of life in the films, hong Kong has a tradition of local films and has very distinct particulars about certain people and about certain subjects that are banned in China -- triads, horror stories, horror mixed with kung fu, kung fu mixed with comedy, that kind of genre in China right now is censored.

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