District meaning

dĭs'trĭkt
A division of an area, as for administrative purposes.
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District is defined as to divide locations up into designated groups or areas, usually for political or administrative purposes.

When you decide what parts of one town should go to one school and what parts should be grouped together and go to another, this is an example of when you district.

verb
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A geographical or political division made for a specific purpose.

A school district.

noun
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To mark off or divide into districts.
verb
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The definition of a district is a region set aside or grouped together as one specific area for political or administrative purposes.

An area of a town that gets to elect one particular mayor that all in the area must share is an example of a district.

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Any region; part of a country, city, etc.

The business district.

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(with determiner, informal) The District of Columbia, the federal district of the United States.
pronoun
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A region or locality marked by a distinguishing feature.

Went to the lake district for their vacation.

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A geographical subdivision of a county, municipality, or similar entity, for political, judicial, or administrative ends; for example, a court district (in which a particular court has jurisdiction over certain matters arising within the borders or pertaining to people who live there) or a voting district (where all the franchised inhabitants are required to vote at a particular polling station).
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To divide into districts.
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(with determiner, mostly local usage) Any of numerous governmental districts.
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Origin of district

  • French from Old French from Medieval Latin districtus from Latin past participle of distringere to hinder distrain
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition