1. [ noun ] (government,geography) the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
Synonyms: state

"his state is in the deep south"

Related terms: administrative_district Bavaria commonwealth Chihuahua Gansu American_state Assam Lower_Saxony Indonesian_Borneo Eritrea hebei Canadian_province Italian_region goa karnataka Bihar Gujarat Orissa friesland Transvaal Soviet_Socialist_Republic Buganda madras kosovo manipur andhra_pradesh Australian_state abkhaz adzhar Tyrol Yunnan eparchy guangdong hunan sinkiang inner_mongolia uttar_pradesh west_bengal Szechwan free_state cape_colony cape_of_good_hope Chechnya country
2. [ noun ] (geography) a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state
Synonyms: district territory dominion colony mandate 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. [ noun ] the proper sphere or extent of your activities
Synonyms: responsibility

"it was his province to take care of himself"

Related terms: sphere ecclesiastical_province
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 8540
Similar spelling:   Provence