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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)

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.

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."