Definition of province
1a : a country or region brought under the control of the ancient Roman governmentb : an administrative district or division of a countryc provinces plural : all of a country except the metropolises
2a : a division of a country forming the jurisdiction of an archbishop or metropolitanb : a territorial unit of a religious order
3a : a biogeographic division of less rank than a regionb : an area that exhibits essential continuity of geological history; also : one characterized by particular structural or petrological features
4a : proper or appropriate function or scope : sphere that question is outside my provinceb : a department of knowledge or activity
Examples of province in a Sentence
They left the city for life in the provinces.
a legal question outside the doctor's province
Recent Examples of province from the Web
Ismail Shinwari, governor of Achin district in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, where the 20,000-pound bomb struck Thursday evening, said there were no reports of civilian casualties.
Buildings shrouded in smog in Hebei province, China, on Jan. 5, 2017.
China split from Taiwan amid civil war in 1949 and continues to regard the island as a breakaway province to be reunified with the mainland, by force if necessary.
Vancouver’s Chinatown was established in the 19th century by Chinese men — largely from the southern part of China’s Guandong province — who built the country’s railroads.
Those retail licenses will lose some value after Oct. 28 when a new law makes wine available at grocery stores in the province.
Lachaine, a former hockey player born in Winnipeg, has named his place after a key figure in the history of his native province, Manitoba.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is from Lahore, in the region of Punjab, the country's largest and wealthiest province, which historically has been his main support base.
A young boy is lifted by a U.S. Soldier with the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, rescued from a well in Maiwand province, on April 7, 2013.
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Origin and Etymology of province
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin provincia
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of province
PROVINCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of province for English Language Learners
: any one of the large parts that some countries are divided into
: a subject or area of interest that a person knows about or is involved in
the provinces : the parts of a country that are away from large cities
PROVINCE Defined for Kids
Definition of province for Students
1 : a part of a country having a government of its own (as one of the divisions of Canada)
2 provinces plural : the part or parts of a country far from the capital or chief city
3 : an area of activity or authority the province of science
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