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 Dictionary entry overview: What does district mean? 

  The noun DISTRICT has 1 sense:

1. a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

  Familiarity information: DISTRICT used as a noun is very rare.

  The verb DISTRICT has 1 sense:

1. regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

  Familiarity information: DISTRICT used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1district [BACK TO TOP]


A region marked off for administrative or other purposes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


district; territorial dominion; territory; dominion

Hypernyms ("district" is a kind of...):

region (a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "district"):

administrative district; administrative division; territorial division (a district defined for administrative purposes)

trust territory; trusteeship (a dependent country; administered by another country under the supervision of the United Nations)

possession (a territory that is controlled by a ruling state)

associated state; protectorate (a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty)

mandate; mandatory (a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves)

jurisdiction (in law; the territory within which power can be exercised)

goldfield (a district where gold is mined)

community; residential area; residential district (a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences)

palatinate (a territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine)

enclave (an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it)

development (a district that has been developed to serve some purpose)

congressional district (a territorial division of a state; entitled to elect one member to the United States House of Representatives)

city district (a district of a town or city)

border district; borderland; march; marchland (district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area)

Instance hyponyms:

KwaZulu-Natal; Natal (a region of eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean)

West Malaysia (the region of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula)

Sarawak (a region of Malaysia on northwestern Borneo)

North Borneo; Sabah (a region of Malaysia in northeastern Borneo)

East Malaysia (the part of Malaysia that is on the island of Borneo)

American Samoa; AS; Eastern Samoa (a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa)

Aragon (a region of northeastern Spain; a former kingdom that united with Castile in 1479 to form Spain (after the marriage of Ferdinand V and Isabella I))

Castile; Castilla (a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain and united with Aragon to form Spain in 1479)

Catalonia (a region of northeastern Spain)

Darfur (an impoverished region of western Sudan)

Kordofan (a mountainous province of central Sudan)

Louisiana Purchase (territory in the western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million; extends from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada)

Lothian Region (a district in southeast central Scotland (south side of the Firth of Forth) and the location of Edinburgh)

Galloway (a district in southwestern Scotland)

Lake District; Lakeland (a popular tourist area in northwestern England including England's largest lake and highest mountain)

Athos; Mount Athos (an autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth century)

Attica (the territory of Athens in ancient Greece)

Boeotia (a district of ancient Greece northwest of Athens)

Papal States (the temporal dominions belonging to the pope (especially in central Italy))

Acadia (the French-speaking part of the Canadian Maritime Provinces)

Northwest Territories (a large territory in northwestern Canada; part is now Nunavut)

Nunavut (an Arctic territory in northern Canada created in 1999 and governed solely by the Inuit; includes the eastern part of what was the Northwest Territories and most of the islands of the Arctic Archipelago)

Yukon; Yukon Territory (a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s)

Northern Territory (a territory in north central Australia)

Northern Mariana Islands; Northern Marianas (a self-governing territory comprising all of the Mariana Islands except Guam)

Acre (a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru)

Palatinate; Pfalz (a territory in southwestern Germany formerly ruled by the counts palatine)


Sense 1district [BACK TO TOP]


Regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


district; zone

Hypernyms (to "district" is one way to...):

govern; order; regularise; regularize; regulate (bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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