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ter·ri·to·ry

 (tĕr′ĭ-tôr′ē)
n. pl. ter·ri·to·ries
1.
a. An area of land; a region.
b. The land and waters under the jurisdiction of a government.
c. A political subdivision of a country.
d. A geographic region, such as a colonial possession, that is dependent on an external government: the territories of the Holy Roman Empire.
2. often Territory
a. A subdivision of the United States that is not a state and is administered by an appointed or elected governor and elected legislature.
b. A similarly organized political subdivision of Canada or Australia.
3. An area for which a person is responsible as a representative or agent: a salesperson's territory.
4. Sports The area of a field defended by a specified team: punted the ball deep into the opponent's territory.
5. Biology An area occupied by a single animal, mating pair, or group and often vigorously defended against intruders, especially those of the same species.
6. A sphere of action or interest; a province. See Synonyms at field.

[Middle English territorie, from Latin territōrium, from terra, earth; see ters- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

territory

(ˈtɛrɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. any tract of land; district
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the geographical domain under the jurisdiction of a political unit, esp of a sovereign state
3. (Commerce) the district for which an agent, etc, is responsible: a salesman's territory.
4. (Zoology) an area inhabited and defended by an individual animal or a breeding group of animals
5. an area of knowledge: science isn't my territory.
6. (General Sporting Terms) (in football, hockey, etc) the area defended by a team
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) a region of a country, esp of a federal state, that enjoys less autonomy and a lower status than most constituent parts of the state
8. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) a protectorate or other dependency of a country
[C15: from Latin territōrium land surrounding a town, from terra land]

Territory

(ˈtɛrɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
n
(Placename) the Territory Austral See Northern Territory

ter•ri•to•ry

(ˈtɛr ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
1. any tract of land; region; district.
2. the land and waters belonging to or under the jurisdiction of a state, sovereign, etc.
3. any separate tract of land belonging to a state.
4. (usu. cap.)
a. a region of the U.S. not admitted as a state but having its own legislature and an appointed governor.
b. a similar district elsewhere, as in Canada and Australia.
5. a field or sphere of action, thought, etc.
6. the region or district assigned to a representative, agent, or the like, as for making sales.
7. the area that an animal defends against intruders, esp. of the same species.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin territōrium land round a town, district =terr(a) land + -tōrium -tory2]

ter·ri·to·ry

(tĕr′ĭ-tôr′ē)
A geographic area occupied by a single animal, mating pair, or group. Animals usually defend their territory vigorously against intruders. Different animals mark off territory in different ways, as by leaving traces of their scent along the boundaries or, in the case of birds, modifying their calls to keep out intruders.

Territory

A part of the US with its own legislature but a governor appointed by the president and not admitted as a full state.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.territory - a region marked off for administrative or other purposesterritory - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division - a district defined for administrative purposes
border district, borderland, marchland, march - district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area; "the Welsh marches between England and Wales"
city district - a district of a town or city
congressional district - a territorial division of a state; entitled to elect one member to the United States House of Representatives
development - a district that has been developed to serve some purpose; "such land is practical for small park developments"
enclave - an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it
palatinate - a territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine
residential area, residential district, community - a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
goldfield - a district where gold is mined
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
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
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
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
possession - a territory that is controlled by a ruling state
trust territory, trusteeship - a dependent country; administered by another country under the supervision of the United Nations
British East Africa - the former British territories of eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, and Zanzibar
British West Africa - the former British territories of western Africa, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Gambia, Togo, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast
2.territory - an area of knowledge or interest; "his questions covered a lot of territory"
area - a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
3.territory - the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"

territory

noun district, area, land, region, state, country, sector, zone, province, patch, turf (U.S. slang), domain, terrain, tract, bailiwick They deny that any of their territory is under rebel control.

New Zealand Territories

Cook Islands, Niue, the Ross Dependency, Tokelau or Union Islands

territory

noun
1. An area subject to rule by an outside power:
2. A particular area used for or associated with a specific individual or activity:
Slang: turf.
3. A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest:
Slang: bag.
Translations
إِقْلِيمإقْليم، مُقاطَعَهمَجال إهْتِمام أو مَعْرِفَه
územídoménaoblaststátní území
territoriumområde
alue
teritorija
felségterület
svæîisviîyfirráîasvæîi
地域
영토
domėjimosi sritisinteresų ratasteritoriniai vandenysteritorinis
interešu lauksjomanozareteritorija
štátne územieúzemie
ozemlje
territorium
อาณาเขต
bölgeilgi veya bilgi alanıyarı bağımlı eyalet
lãnh thổ

territory

[ˈterɪtərɪ] Nterritorio m; [of salesman] → zona f, sector m (Sport) → campo m, terreno m
mandated territoryterritorio m bajo mandato
it comes or goes with the territoryes parte del juego, es un gaje del oficio

territory

[ˈtɛrətərɪ] n
[country, state] → territoire m
the occupied territories → les territoires occupés
[animal] → territoire m
(= area of knowledge or experience) → domaine m
familiar territory
All this is familiar territory to readers → Les lecteurs sont ici en terrain familier.
to be on familiar territory → être en terrain familier
(= land) → région f
mountainous territory → région montagneuse

territory

n(Staats)gebiet nt, → Territorium nt; (in US, Austral) → Territorium nt; (of animals)Revier nt, → Territorium nt; (Comm: of agent etc) → Bezirk m; (fig)Revier nt, → Gebiet nt; uncharted territories (lit)unerforschte Gebiete pl; (fig)unerforschtes Terrain; the occupied territoriesdie besetzen Gebiete; that comes or goes with the territorydas gehört einfach dazu; such problems have become familiar territorysolche Probleme sind allgegenwärtig geworden

territory

[ˈtɛrɪtrɪ] nterritorio

territory

(ˈteritəri) plural ˈterritories noun
1. a stretch of land; a region. They explored the territory around the North Pole.
2. the land under the control of a ruler or state. British territory.
3. an area of interest, knowledge etc. Ancient history is outside my territory.
ˌterriˈtorial (-ˈtoː-) adjective
of or belonging to (especially national) territory. territorial rights/claims.
territorial waters
the sea close to a country, considered to belong to it.

territory

إِقْلِيم území territorium Gebiet επικράτεια territorio alue territoire teritorija territorio 地域 영토 territorium territorium terytorium território территория territorium อาณาเขต bölge lãnh thổ 领土
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The Boys' Home was the best hotel on our branch of the Burlington, and all the commercial travellers in that territory tried to get into Black Hawk for Sunday.
Their distant villages, their hunting-grounds and hundreds of their women and children, together with a material part of their physical force, were actually within the limits of the French territory.
The savages fled in the utmost disorder, evacuated their towns, and reluctantly left their territory to our mercy.
So far as the prospective territory was concerned, he unquestionably died too soon.
It is that of the Collector, our gallant old General, who, after his brilliant military service, subsequently to which he had ruled over a wild Western territory, had come hither, twenty years before, to spend the decline of his varied and honourable life.
to every one they saw, they had all their stock taken away and received a thrashing besides from a big newsman upon whose territory they had trespassed.
Bird, seeing the defenceless condition of the enemy's territory, had no more conscience than to push her advantage.
Well, you will find it the same in any State or Territory of the American corner of heaven you choose to go to.
But when he emerged from the towel, he was not yet satisfactory, for the clean territory stopped short at his chin and his jaws, like a mask; below and beyond this line there was a dark expanse of unirrigated soil that spread downward in front and backward around his neck.
In the early ages of the world, we know, it was believed that each territory was inhabited and ruled by its own divinities, so that a man could cross the bordering heights and be out of the reach of his native gods, whose presence was confined to the streams and the groves and the hills among which he had lived from his birth.
Now Umslopogaas and his impi travelled fast and far, hungering and thirsting, till at length they came to the land of the Umswazi, and after a while entered the territory of the Halakazi by a high and narrow pass.
But leave me not, good Pilgrim Think but of that fierce and savage Templar, with his Saracen slaves they will regard neither territory, nor manor, nor lordship.