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Definition of "district" []

  • A division of an area, as for administrative purposes. (noun)
  • A region or locality marked by a distinguishing feature: went to the lake district for their vacation. (noun)
  • To mark off or divide into districts. (verb-transitive)
  • An area of land marked off for administrative or other purposes (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A locality separated by geographical attributes; region (noun)
  • Any subdivision of any territory, region, etc (noun)
  • (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 (noun)
  • (in Scotland until 1975) a landward division of a county (noun)
  • (in Scotland 1975–96) any of the subdivisions of the regions that elected a council responsible for environmental health services, housing, etc (noun)
  • Any of the 26 areas into which Northern Ireland has been divided since 1973. Elected district councils are responsible for environmental health services, etc (noun)
  • To divide into districts (verb)

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Use "district" in a sentence
  • "There are also in each district, a _district attorney_, to conduct suits on the part of the United States, and a _marshal_, whose business is similar to that of a sheriff."
  • "In each district is a _district judge_, who holds a court four times a year."
  • "Each district has its _district attorney_, whose business is to prosecute offenders against the federal laws and to conduct civil cases in which the national government is either plaintiff or defendant."