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dis·trict

 (dĭs′trĭkt)
n.
1. A division of an area, as for administrative purposes.
2. A region or locality marked by a distinguishing feature: went to the lake district for their vacation.
tr.v. dis·trict·ed, dis·trict·ing, dis·tricts
To mark off or divide into districts.

[French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin districtus, from Latin, past participle of distringere, to hinder; see distrain.]

dis′trict·wide′ adv. & adj.

district

(ˈdɪstrɪkt)
n
1.
a. an area of land marked off for administrative or other purposes
b. (as modifier): district nurse.
2. (Physical Geography) a locality separated by geographical attributes; region
3. any subdivision of any territory, region, etc
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in England from 1974 and in Wales 1974–96) any of the subdivisions of the nonmetropolitan counties that elects a council responsible for local planning, housing, rates, etc. See also metropolitan district
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Scotland until 1975) a landward division of a county
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Scotland 1975–96) any of the subdivisions of the regions that elected a council responsible for environmental health services, housing, etc
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of the 26 areas into which Northern Ireland has been divided since 1973. Elected district councils are responsible for environmental health services, etc
vb
(tr) to divide into districts
[C17: from Medieval Latin districtus area of jurisdiction, from Latin distringere to stretch out; see distrain]

dis•trict

(ˈdɪs trɪkt)

n.
1. a division of territory, as of a country, state, or county, marked off for administrative, electoral, or other purposes.
2. a region or locality.
v.t.
3. to divide into districts.
[1605–15; (< French) < Medieval Latin distrīctus exercise of justice, (area of) jurisdiction, derivative (with Latin -tus suffix of v. action) of Latin distringere to stretch out (see distrain)]

district


Past participle: districted
Gerund: districting

Imperative
district
district
Present
I district
you district
he/she/it districts
we district
you district
they district
Preterite
I districted
you districted
he/she/it districted
we districted
you districted
they districted
Present Continuous
I am districting
you are districting
he/she/it is districting
we are districting
you are districting
they are districting
Present Perfect
I have districted
you have districted
he/she/it has districted
we have districted
you have districted
they have districted
Past Continuous
I was districting
you were districting
he/she/it was districting
we were districting
you were districting
they were districting
Past Perfect
I had districted
you had districted
he/she/it had districted
we had districted
you had districted
they had districted
Future
I will district
you will district
he/she/it will district
we will district
you will district
they will district
Future Perfect
I will have districted
you will have districted
he/she/it will have districted
we will have districted
you will have districted
they will have districted
Future Continuous
I will be districting
you will be districting
he/she/it will be districting
we will be districting
you will be districting
they will be districting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been districting
you have been districting
he/she/it has been districting
we have been districting
you have been districting
they have been districting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been districting
you will have been districting
he/she/it will have been districting
we will have been districting
you will have been districting
they will have been districting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been districting
you had been districting
he/she/it had been districting
we had been districting
you had been districting
they had been districting
Conditional
I would district
you would district
he/she/it would district
we would district
you would district
they would district
Past Conditional
I would have districted
you would have districted
he/she/it would have districted
we would have districted
you would have districted
they would have districted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.district - a region marked off for administrative or other purposesdistrict - 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
Verb1.district - regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
govern, regularise, regularize, regulate, order - bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"

district

noun area, community, region, sector, quarter, ward, parish, neighbourhood, vicinity, locality, locale, neck of the woods (informal) I drove around the business district.

district

noun
1. A part of the earth's surface:
2. A rather small part of a geographic unit considered in regard to its inhabitants or distinctive characteristics:
area, neighborhood, quarter (often uppercase).
3. A particular area used for or associated with a specific individual or activity:
Slang: turf.
Translations
مِنْطَقَةمَنْطِقَه
oblastčtvrťkraj
distriktområde
alue
okrug
kerület
hverfi; héraî
地区
지역
apgabalsrajons
okrožjepokrajina
distrikt
เขต
quận

district

[ˈdɪstrɪkt]
A. N [of country] → región f, zona f; [of town] → distrito m, barrio m; (= administrative area) (gen) (Pol) → distrito m
postal districtdistrito m postal
B. CPD district attorney N (US) → fiscal mf (de distrito)
district commissioner N (Brit) → jefe/a m/f de policía de distrito
district council N (Brit) → municipio m
district court N (US) → tribunal m de distrito
district manager Nrepresentante mf regional
district nurse N (Brit) enfermero/a de la Seguridad Social encargado/a de una zona determinada

district

[ˈdɪstrɪkt] n [country] → région f; [town] → quartier m (= administrative area) → district mdistrict attorney n (US)procureur(e) m/f de la Républiquedistrict council n (British)conseil m généraldistrict court n (US)cour f fédérale (de grande instance)district manager ndirecteur/trice m/f régional(e)district nurse n (British)infirmier/ière m/f visiteur/euseDistrict of Columbia n (US)district m de Columbia

district

n (of country)Gebiet nt; (of town)Stadtteil m, → Viertel nt; (= geographical area)Gegend f; (= administrative area)(Verwaltungs)bezirk m; shopping/business districtGeschäftsviertel nt

district

:
district attorney
n (US) → Bezirksstaatsanwalt m/-anwältin f
District Commissioner
n hoher Regierungsbeamter in einer Kolonie
district council
n (Brit) → Bezirksregierung f
district court
n (US Jur) → Bezirksgericht nt
district judge
n (US) → Richter(in) m(f)an einem (Bundes)bezirksgericht
district manager
n (Comm) → Bezirksdirektor(in) m(f)
district nurse
n (Brit) → Gemeindeschwester f
district surveyor
nBauinspektor(in) m(f), → Beamte(r) m/Beamtin fdes regionalen Bauaufsichtsamtes

district

[ˈdɪstrɪkt] n (of country) → regione f; (of town) → quartiere m; (administrative area) → distretto
district manager → responsabile m di zona

district

(ˈdistrikt) noun
an area of a country, town etc. He lives in a poor district of London; Public transport is often infrequent in country districts.

district

مِنْطَقَة oblast distrikt Bezirk περιφέρεια distrito alue district okrug regione 地区 지역 district distrikt rejon distrito район distrikt เขต bölge quận 地区

district

n distrito, área
References in classic literature ?
Now this is the map of the district, and by the markings you can see where I hope to find what I seek.
In point of fact, the country which is the scene of the following tale has undergone as little change, since the historical events alluded to had place, as almost any other district of equal extent within the whole limits of the United States.
A word, a personal word from him to the district attorney, or the judge, would be enough.
In October following, a party made an excursion into that district called the Crab Orchard, and one of them, being advanced some distance before the others, boldly entered the house of a poor defenceless family, in which was only a Negro man, a woman and her children, terrified with the apprehensions of immediate death.
But I was schoolmistress for the little children in our district last summer, and might have been so still.
As the light looked so dim, and the place, for the time, looked quiet enough, and the dilapidated little wooden house itself looked as if it might have been carted here from the ruins of some burnt district, and as the swinging sign had a poverty-stricken sort of creak to it, I thought that here was the very spot for cheap lodgings, and the best of pea coffee.
It was one of the laws of the veselija that no one goes hungry; and, while a rule made in the forests of Lithuania is hard to apply in the stockyards district of Chicago, with its quarter of a million inhabitants, still they did their best, and the children who ran in from the street, and even the dogs, went out again happier.
He says: "In that company of seventy-six persons, who attempted, in 1848, to escape from the District of Columbia in the schooner Pearl, and whose officers I assisted in defending, there were several young and healthy girls, who had those peculiar attractions of form and feature which connoisseurs prize so highly.
Dante, Bunyan, and others appear to have been exercised in their minds more than we: they were subjected to a kind of culture such as our district schools and colleges do not contemplate.
monarch of a realm about as big as the District of Columbia -- you could stand in the middle of it and throw bricks into the next kingdom.
You see what the Jersey district of heaven is, for whites; well, the Californian district is a thousand times worse.
She had never had any education other than that of the neighborhood district school, for her desires and ambitions had all pointed to the management of the house, the farm, and the dairy.

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