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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

They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great, gray federal wilderness.
Hugh Sidey

I know when I was here prosecuting homicides in the District of Columbia, one of the most effective units here was the cold case squad, which had on it FBI agents, as well as Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives working together.
Robert Mueller

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
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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