Definition of district
1a : a territorial division (as for administrative or electoral purposes)b : the basic administrative unit for local government in Northern Ireland
2 : an area, region, or section with a distinguishing character a shopping district
Examples of district in a Sentence
Six police officers are in charge of the district.
She represents the eighth congressional district.
Recent Examples of district from the Web
On Thursday, investigative news site The Intercept published a story about the continuing adventures of Mohammed Agbareia, who at one time was sentenced by a U.S. district judge in Mobile to a two-year prison term followed by deportation.
Otherwise the neighborhood will follow the model of Daehangno, Bukchon, Seochon, Garosu-gil, and Jogno in becoming a generic shopping district.
During his senior year at Bell, Maddox was district MVP.
The law had required cars driving on the business district’s main roads to carry at least three passengers during rush hours.
Public Safety A devastating tower block fire in the wealthy London district of Kensington that left at least 80 people dead exposed public anger at austerity last month, with protesters calling for the ouster of the Tories.
Also next week, senators are set to confirm David Nye to a federal district court in Idaho.
The district noted that the student, parent or guardian may need certain records for Social Security benefits or other purposes.
Huppenthal to question the place of such classes in his district.
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Definition of district
: to divide or organize into districts
First Known Use of district
DISTRICT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of district for English Language Learners
: an area established by a government for official government business
: an area or section that has some special characteristic or purpose
DISTRICT Defined for Kids
Definition of district for Students
1 : an area or section (as of a city or nation) set apart for some purpose our school district
2 : an area or region with some special feature the city's shopping district
Legal Definition of district
: a territorial division (as of a nation, state, county, or city) for administrative, judicial, electoral, or other purposes: as a : an administrative unit especially of a town or city established for the performance of a special governmental function the water district park district b : congressional district c : one of the divisions of the United States or of the individual states served by a particular federal or state court
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