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Meaning of DISTRICT

Pronunciation:  'distrikt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
  2. [adj]  applicable to or serving the needs of a particular district; "the district courts"
  3. [v]  regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

DISTRICT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: local, territory, zone
 See Also: Acadia, Acre, administrative district, administrative division, American Samoa, Aragon, AS, associated state, Athos, Attica, Boeotia, border district, borderland, Castile, Castilla, Catalonia, city district, community, congressional district, development, East Malaysia, Eastern Samoa, enclave, Galloway, goldfield, govern, jurisdiction, Kordofan, Lake District, Lakeland, Lothian Region, Louisiana Purchase, march, marchland, Mount Athos, Natal, North Borneo, Northern Territory, Northwest Territories, order, Palatinate, Pfalz, protectorate, region, regularize, regulate, residential area, residential district, Sabah, Sarawak, territorial division, West Malaysia, Yukon, Yukon Territory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis"trict\, a. [L. districtus, p. p.]
    Rigorous; stringent; harsh. [Obs.]
          Punishing with the rod of district severity. --Foxe.
  2. \Dis"trict\, n. [LL. districtus district, fr. L.
    districtus, p. p. of distringere: cf. F. district. See
    1. (Feudal Law) The territory within which the lord has the
       power of coercing and punishing.
    2. 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.
             To exercise exclusive legislation . . . over such
             district not exceeding ten miles square. --The
                                                   of the United
    3. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a
       country; a tract.
             These districts which between the tropics lie.
    {Congressional district}. See under {Congressional}.
    {District attorney}, the prosecuting officer of a district or
       district court.
    {District court}, a subordinate municipal, state, or United
       States tribunal, having jurisdiction in certain cases
       within a judicial district.
    {District judge}, one who presides over a district court.
    {District school}, a public school for the children within a
       school district. [U.S.]
    Syn: Division; circuit; quarter; province; tract; region;
  3. \Dis"trict\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Districted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Districting}.]
    To divide into districts or limited portions of territory;
    as, legislatures district States for the choice of
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