the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
"his state is in the deep south"
the proper sphere or extent of your activities
"it was his province to take care of himself"
A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level.
A territorial area within a country.
A jurisdiction; a (literal or figurative) area of authority.
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
a country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital
a region of country; a tract; a district
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
the proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere
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
Origin: [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]
A province is a territorial unit, almost always an administrative division, within a country or state.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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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Rank popularity for the word 'province' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4025
Rank popularity for the word 'province' in Nouns Frequency: #1300
The numerical value of province in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of province in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of province in a Sentence
Work is the province of cattle.
I have taken all knowledge to by my province.
The province's air quality has continuously improved.
If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, It is the privledge of wisdom to listen.
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Translations for province
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- ولاية, المحافظةArabic
- област, провинцияBulgarian
- ཞིང་ཆེནTibetan Standard
- provínciaCatalan, Valencian
- Land, ProvinzGerman
- lääni, maakunta, provinssiFinnish
- province, étatFrench
- 地方, 省, 州, 県Japanese
- 省, 성Korean
- wîlayet, parêzgeh, mihafize, eyaletKurdish
- provincia, provinciae,Latin
- провинција, покраинаMacedonian
- прови́нция, штат, о́бласть, префекту́ра, крайRussian
- паланка, областSerbo-Croatian
- kraj, oblasťSlovak
- län, landskap, provinsSwedish
- jimbo, mkoaSwahili
- probinsiya, lalawiganTagalog
- ئۆلكەUyghur, Uighur
- plovin, provinVolapük
- swngjZhuang, Chuang
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