Definition of District

1. Noun. A region marked off for administrative or other purposes.

2. Verb. Regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns.
Exact synonyms: Zone
Generic synonyms: Govern, Order, Regularise, Regularize, Regulate
Derivative terms: Zone

Definition of District

1. a. Rigorous; stringent; harsh.

2. n. The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.

3. v. t. To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.

Definition of District

1. Proper noun. (context with determiner informal) The District of Columbia, the federal district of the United States. ¹

2. Proper noun. (context: with determiner mostly local usage) Any of numerous governmental districts. ¹

3. Noun. An administrative division of an area. ¹

4. Noun. An area or region marked by some distinguishing feature. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To divide into administrative or other districts. ¹

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Definition of District

1. to divide into localities [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of District

1. 1. 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 Constitution of the United States) 3. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract. "These districts which between the tropics lie." (Blackstone) Congressional district. See 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. Synonym: Division, circuit, quarter, province, tract, region, country. Origin: LL. Districtus district, fr. L. Districtus, p. P. Of distringere: cf. F. District. See Distrain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of District

distributor cam
distributor cap
distributor housing
distributor point
district (current term)
district attorney
district heating
district heating or cooling
district line
district manager
district nurse
district of columbia

Literary usage of District

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1896)
"... John Stewart Elburn Eighth district—DD Hunt DeKalb Ninth district—GW Curtis Stockton Tenth district—William Payne Osborne Eleventh district—US Ellsworth ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1919)
"SCIENTIFIC BOOKS A Sketch of the Natural History of the district of Columbia, together with an Indexed Edition of the US Geological Survey's 1917 Map of ..."

3. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"In pursuance of which provision the State of Maryland, on December 23, 1788, passed " An act to cede to Congress a district of ten miles square in this ..."

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