What does territory mean?

Definitions for territory
ˈtɛr ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr iter·ri·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion(noun)

    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

  2. territory(noun)

    an area of knowledge or interest

    "his questions covered a lot of territory"

  3. territory, soil(noun)

    the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state

    "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"

Wiktionary

  1. territory(Noun)

    A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district.

    Etymology: territorium, from terra the earth

  2. territory(Noun)

    A geographic area under control of a single governing entity such as state or municipality; an area whose borders are determined by the scope of political power rather than solely by natural features such as rivers and ridges.

    Etymology: territorium, from terra the earth

  3. territory(Noun)

    An area that an animal of a particular species consistently defends against its conspecifics.

    Etymology: territorium, from terra the earth

Webster Dictionary

  1. Territory(noun)

    a large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district

  2. Territory(noun)

    the extent of land belonging to, or under the dominion of, a prince, state, or other form of government; often, a tract of land lying at a distance from the parent country or from the seat of government; as, the territory of a State; the territories of the East India Company

  3. Territory(noun)

    in the United States, a portion of the country not included within the limits of any State, and not yet admitted as a State into the Union, but organized with a separate legislature, under a Territorial governor and other officers appointed by the President and Senate of the United States. In Canada, a similarly organized portion of the country not yet formed into a Province

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Territory

    ter′i-tō-ri, n. the extent of land around or belonging to a city or state: domain: (U.S.) a portion of the country not yet admitted as a State into the Union, and still under a provisional government.—adj. Territō′rial, pertaining to territory: limited to a district.—v.t. Territō′rialise, to enlarge by addition of territory: to reduce to the state of a territory.—ns. Territō′rialism, a theory of church government according to which the ruler of a country has the natural right to rule also over the ecclesiastical affairs of his people; Territorial′ity, the possession of territory.—adv. Territō′rially.—adj. Terr′itoried, possessed of territory. [L. territoriumterra, the earth.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. territory

    The protection of neutral territory operates to the restitution of enemy's property captured within its limits. Since the introduction of fire-arms that distance has usually been recognized to be almost three English miles.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'territory' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3131

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'territory' in Nouns Frequency: #1010

How to pronounce territory?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say territory in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of territory in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of territory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of territory in a Sentence

  1. Major General Najm Abdullah al-Jubbouri:

    We do not want to use all our units to hold territory.

  2. Ken Mapp:

    If they purchased it and on these forms they said their use was for agriculture purposes, which is the only legal way they could use it, and then brought them into the territory and used them in commercial and residential buildings, that's a clear and malice violation of the law.

  3. Lesley Manville:

    [Cathy’s] lost a partner, she’s lost a husband. [And Michael] hasn’t got anybody… They’re cautious, they’re uncertain because it’s delicate territory, particularly Season 2 in England, has really, really touched a nerve with the nation.

  4. Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images:

    It is obvious that the status quo is unsustainable, this (escalation) was not unpredictable, nor a one-time event, they have basically said, this is what it is. We have occupied. But this isnt disputed territory this is, by the law, part of Azerbaijan.

  5. Brian Majeski:

    All the pieces are there, but this is uncharted territory.

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