Synonyms for district

Grammar : Noun
Spell : dis-trikt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdɪs trɪkt

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Définition of district

Origin :
  • 1610s, "territory under the jurisdiction of a lord or officer," from French district (16c.), from Medieval Latin districtus "restraining of offenders, jurisdiction," then under the feudal system "area of jurisdiction," noun use of past participle of Latin distringere "hinder, detain" (see distress). Used vaguely of "any tract of land" from 1712. District attorney attested by 1789, American English.
  • noun geographical area
Example sentences :
  • He found the district to the north to be a dreary waste, destitute of food and water.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • It has also passed a model child-labor law for the District of Columbia.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Copies were also directed to be distributed through the district.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • Do you, Mr. District Attorney, whose business it is to send girls there?
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • But the District Attorney was not inclined to credit the confession.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • It's the best place I've struck since I've been in the district.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • This was the mountain Ytaioa, the chief landmark in that district.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • But after Dayton's return with his prisoners you will be my representative in that district.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • In addition, there was the district school-master who boarded with us.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume II (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • In 1805, the harbor was made a port of entry, and classed within the Erie district.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin

Antonyms for district

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