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Definition of District

District

  1. Rigorous; stringent; harsh.
  2. The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.
  3. A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc.
  4. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract.
  5. To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.

District Quotations

You see, my mother was a district nurse until she died when I was 14, and we used to move from time to time because of her work.
Paul McCartney

In Hong Kong there is agglomeration beyond my fondest imaginings. The Kowloon district claims a population density four times that of New York City.
P. J. O'Rourke

Israel is slightly smaller than New Jersey. Moses in effect led the tribes of Israel out of the District of Columbia, parted Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, and wandered for forty years in Delaware.
P. J. O'Rourke

The District of Columbia is an extreme example of disconnect between financial input and educational outcome. Unfortunately, extreme is not the same as abnormal.
P. J. O'Rourke

I was brought up in a tenement house in a working district. We didn't even have a bathroom! We had a gaslight in the hallway and a black-and-white TV.
Annie Lennox
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District Translations

district in Danish is distrikt
district in Dutch is district, arrondissement, gouw
district in French is district, arrondissement, quartier
district in German is Bezirk
district in Italian is provincia, distretto, circondario
district in Latin is plaga, ora
district in Portuguese is distrito
district in Spanish is provincia, distrito, barrio
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