1. [ noun ] (geography) a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
Synonyms: territory
Related terms: region development enclave jurisdiction protectorate Attica Northern_Territory Galloway Yukon sultanate Sabah Palatinate city_district West_Malaysia athos lake_district Boeotia Lothian_Region residential_district East_Malaysia Castile Sarawak Catalonia Natal American_Samoa Aragon Acadia Kordofan louisiana_purchase Northwest_Territories goldfield acre congressional_district administrative_district
2. [ noun ] (geography) a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state
Synonyms: territory province dominion mandate colony territorial_dominion
Related terms: possession region development Palestine jurisdiction enclave Attica protectorate Boeotia goldfield residential_district Yukon nunavut Galloway American_Samoa Castile Acadia Northwest_Territories athos Northern_Territory Gilbert_and_Ellice_Islands congressional_district city_district Lothian_Region Faroe_Islands Macao Sabah East_Malaysia borderland West_Malaysia Sarawak Aragon French_Polynesia Catalonia Kordofan british_virgin_islands american_virgin_islands louisiana_purchase Natal acre lake_district possession Palatinate northern_mariana_islands trust_territory mandate administrative_district zone
3. [ adjective ] applicable to or serving the needs of a particular district

"the district courts"

Related terms: local
4. [ verb ] (law) regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
Synonyms: zone
Related terms: regulate territory
Similar spelling:   distract