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.
A school district.
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.
The business district.
Went to the lake district for their vacation.
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