Definition of district noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdɪstrɪkt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪstrɪkt//
    House location
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  1. 1  an area of a country or town, especially one that has particular features the City of London’s financial district See related entries: House location
  2. 2  one of the areas which a country, town or state is divided into for purposes of organization, with official boundaries (= borders) a tax/postal district a school district congressional districts district councils see also congressional district
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent. (denoting the territory under the jurisdiction of a feudal lord): from French, from medieval Latin districtus ‘(territory of) jurisdiction’, from Latin distringere ‘draw apart’.Extra examples Clinton barely won the district in 1996. Every city has its central business district. Fire crews from all the surrounding districts helped to fight the fires in the city. He has been transferred to a hospital in a different health district. He hasn’t yet registered to vote in his home district. He represented his district in Congress. It’s a heavily Democratic district. Redrawing district boundaries would change the election results. The apartment is approximately fifteen minutes from the downtown district. The district includes much of the Ribault River. The hospital is only responsible for patients within its own district. The hotel is located within Beijing’s business district. Their district stretches from the mountains to the sea. Their district stretches nearly 150 miles, from the mountains to the sea. They redrew districts to make sure Republican candidates would win. Times Square is the entertainment district of New York. a federal district court in New York a new railway station to help people commuting from outlying districts efforts to create a single business district in downtown Beijing the district health authority the shacks in the poorest districts of the city Delivery is free within the London postal district. The district council granted planning permission for ten new houses. The financial district of London is usually referred to as ‘the City’. The house was like all the others in this exclusive residential district.
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