noun, dis·trict often attributive \ˈdis-(ˌ)trikt\

: an area established by a government for official government business

: an area or section that has some special characteristic or purpose

Full Definition of DISTRICT

a :  a territorial division (as for administrative or electoral purposes)
b :  the basic administrative unit for local government in Northern Ireland
:  an area, region, or section with a distinguishing character <a shopping district>

Examples of DISTRICT

  1. Six police officers are in charge of the district.
  2. She represents the eighth congressional district.

Origin of DISTRICT

French, from Medieval Latin districtus jurisdiction, district, from distringere to distrain — more at distrain
First Known Use: 1611



Definition of DISTRICT

transitive verb
:  to divide or organize into districts

First Known Use of DISTRICT

DISTRICT Defined for Kids


noun dis·trict \ˈdi-ˌstrikt\

Definition of DISTRICT for Kids

:  an area or section (as of a city or nation) set apart for some purpose <our school district>
:  an area or region with some special feature <the city's shopping district>
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