• WordNet 3.6
    • v district regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
    • n district a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A remote district in the Wolds A remote district in the Wolds
A WOMAN OF THRACE, OF THE SHÔP TRIBE, AND OF MACEDONIA The Shôps inhabit the Mountain District of Sofia A WOMAN OF THRACE, OF THE SHÔP TRIBE, AND OF MACEDONIA The Shôps inhabit the Mountain District of Sofia

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The book "Little Red Riding Hood" was banned in 1990 by two school districts in California. They did this because in the book there was a picture of a basket that had a bottle of wine in it
    • District A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc. "To exercise exclusive legislation . . . over such district not exceeding ten miles square."
    • District Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract. "These districts which between the tropics lie."
    • a District Rigorous; stringent; harsh. "Punishing with the rod of district severity."
    • District (Feudal Law) The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.
    • v. t District To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1931, Charleston, SC was the first city in the United States to pass legislation establishing a historical district. The city has more than 1,000 buildings that predate the Civil War.
    • n district A limited extent of country marked off for a special purpose, administrative, political, etc.; a circuit or territory within which may be exercised or to which are limited certain rights or powers; any portion of land or country, or any part of a city or town, which is defined by law or agreement. In British India and in various European countries a district is a subdivision of a province. In reference to political divisions in the United States, it generally imports that the inhabitants act together for some one specific purpose: as, a highway district; a school district; an election district (as a senate, assembly, or congressional district). In some States the term is applied to a class of towns. In South Carolina, during most of the period from 1768 to 1868, the chief subdivision of the State (excepting the coast region) was called a district, instead of a county as in the other States. In Virginia and West Virginia the chief subdivision of a county is called a magisterial district, with reference to the organization of local justice. In Tennessee it is called a civil district; in Kentucky, a justice's district; in Georgia, a militia district; in Maryland, an election district. In other States these divisions are called towns or townships. In colonial and provincial Massachusetts the district was a part set off from a town and made independent of it in respect to local administration, but not in respect to choosing a representative to the General Court. In the Methodist Episcopal Church the district is a territorial subdivision of a conference, comprising a number of churches and societies, under the charge of a presiding elder. A military district of a country is a division of a military territorial department. The federal territory containing the national capital is called the District of Columbia. Abbreviated dist.
    • n district A region in general; a territory within definite or indefinite limits: as, the district of the earth which lies between the tropics, or that which is north of a polar circle; the districts of Russia covered by forest.
    • n district Synonyms Division, quarter, locality, province, tract.
    • district To divide into districts or limited portions of territory: as, in the United States, States are districted for the choice of certain officers; counties or towns are districted for the maintenance of schools, etc.
    • district Stringent; rigorous; strict.
    • n district A subdivision of an English county with its own elective council charged chiefly with jurisdiction in sanitary matters. These districts are classed as ‘urban’ and ‘rural’ according as they lie within or without a borough or city.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is unlawful for small boys to throw stones, at any time, at any place in the District of Columbia.
    • n District dis′trikt a portion of territory defined for political, judicial, educational, or other purposes (as a registration district, a militia district, the District of Columbia): a region
    • v.t District to divide into districts
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  • Goldie Hawn
    Goldie Hawn
    “There are only three ages for women in Hollywood--Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.”
  • Rebecca West
    “Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.”


Red light district - The red light district is the area of a town or city where there is prostitution, sex shops, etc.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. districtus, district, fr. L. districtus, p. p. of distringere,: cf. F. district,. See Distrain


In literature:

In some districts quicksands prevent the sinking of any permanent wells.
"Village Life in China" by Arthur H. Smith
It is in great part occupied by mountains and forests, but has valleys and districts near the sea-coast of great fertility.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
This is one of the richest districts of Bolivia and is capable of sustaining a large population.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
The less important districts are administered by district magistrates, who also collect the taxes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Colonel Gonzalez, commanding in the district of Remedios, routed the forces of General Oliver.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
In old times he had been a notable poker player, but had abandoned it on his election as district attorney.
"Manslaughter" by Alice Duer Miller
Thus district after district has been reclaimed from the wilderness and turned into fertile grazing lands.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
Linnhe, S. by Loch Creran, E. by the districts of Benderloch and Lorne, and N. by Loch Leven.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
ABERCARN', an urban district or town of England, Monmouthshire, 10-1/2 miles north-west of Newport, with collieries, ironworks, &c. Pop.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
ASHINGTON, an urban district or town of England, Northumberland, north-east of Morpeth, and about 2 miles from the sea, in a district of collieries.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
AUDLEY, a town (urban district) of England, in Staffordshire, to the north-west of the district of The Potteries, with coal and iron mines.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Some districts, especially in summer, are liable to sudden alterations in the temperature.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Now there are 167 Post Offices in the district.
"The Bristol Royal Mail" by R. C. Tombs
In his holidays he wandered through the mountains, in the most remote districts, collecting stories.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Still, the level ground was sufficiently fertile to form a marked contrast to the rest of the district.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
The district covers 738 square miles.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
In some cases this was impossible until I neared their district.
"Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan" by Frances Halton Eva Hasell
In November 1837, he was nominated to Congress by a Convention of the Democratic party in his district.
"Presidential Candidates:" by D. W. Bartlett
They comprise lands in the park districts of each of the three provinces, where natural groves give a beauty to the landscape.
"Canada West 1914" by Unknown
Jim Dennis was a splendid horseman, no man in the wild district in which he lived could compare with him.
"Settling Day" by Nat Gould

In poetry:

In barren district you may meet
Small fertile spot doth grow fine wheat,
There you may find the choicest fruits,
And great, round, smooth and solid roots.
"Fertile Lands and Mammoth Cheese" by James McIntyre
Posed as Young Ithuriel, resolute and grim,
Till he found promotion didn't come to him;
Till he found that reprimands weekly were his lot,
And his many Districts curiously hot.
"The Man Who Could Write" by Rudyard Kipling
Different the districts; but all in all:
Spirits vivacious, with longings that spur them,
Depths full of song, with billows that stir them,
Folk of the fjord and the sudden squall.
"Romsdal" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
How foul, how fatal, were the monstrous crimes,
Which brought perdition upon Sodom's race!
The district stinks e'en to the present times,
And smoke and sulph'rous steams still mark the place!
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Languished in a District desolate and dry;
Watched the Local Government yearly pass him by;
Wondered where the hitch was; called it most unfair. . . . . .
That was seven years ago — and he still is there!
"The Man Who Could Write" by Rudyard Kipling
It is not a little story this is; it is not a story about a fool it
is; it is not one district that is keening but every district, with
a great sound that is not to be borne, hearing the story of Columcille,
without life, without a church.
"Forgaill's Praise Of Columcille" by Lady Augusta Gregory

In news:

Voters in the five towns of the Southern Berkshire Reg ional School District on Tuesday settled a three-way race for two seats on the district's School Committee .
Cannerelli / The Post-Standard Chris Jordan, of Cuyler, a custodian with the Fabius-Pompey Central School District, helps clean school buses as the district prepare to re-open schools on Monday.
Air Force Major and St Marys Area Middle School teacher Chris Casey presented St Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney with an American flag and certificate in recognition of the school district's military appreciation.
M idday on December 31, a curious document suddenly appeared on the official website of the US District Court for the Northern District of California.
Residents of the Negaunee Public Schools district have voted once again to renew the school district's sinking fund millage.
After some tweaking, District 51's School Board on Tuesday became the 11th district board of education in the state to adopt a resolution urging Colorado lawmakers to spend the 2013.
HOWARD — On Tuesday, residents in the East Knox Local School District soundly rejected a proposed property tax levy to help pay for the operation of the school district.
Take a peek inside the retail shell that will become the first District Taco location inside the actual District.
Meanwhile, the two men who planned to run for the 7th District Congressional seat still plan to run in that district, regardless of where it is.
Several fire districts including Oskaloosa Fire District help fight the blaze.
On Wednesday, an eight-person jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled against DynCorp on several counts.
Quayle already had privately made the decision to run for Congress in Arizona's Third District, and with the junior US senator having once represented Arizona's Fourth Congressional District, Quayle was turning to him for advice.
Supporters of the Foothills Park and Recreation District are preparing to direct a positive campaign should the district seek a property tax increase in May.
The Tecumseh District Library is to host a meet-the-candidates night for the Lenawee County Commission 1st District at 7 pm on Tuesday, Oct 16.
"He does wear his heart on his sleeve sometimes," Chief US District Judge Royce C Lamberth said of US District Judge Emmet G Sullivan, above.

In science:

Conclusions A certain amount of fraud exists in the current offline election system. It is tolerated because there is no alternative. The system is localized so that it is very unlikely that a successful fraud could propagate beyond a particular district.
Security Considerations for Remote Electronic Voting over the Internet
Since one of the goals of the E-Rate program was to reduce the digital divide in the US, it is important to evaluate the funding allocation to the poorest school districts. According to a report by the U.S.
Bringing the Internet to Schools: US and EU policies
School of Computer Science & Technology,Beijing Institute of Technology, No. 5, Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, P. R.
A summary on two new algorithms for Grover's unsorted database search problem
Tends as main activity the technician-accounting consultantship of municipal districts, what explains the need of high level of safety in the transfer of data, be in LAN (net interns) or in the atmosphere WAN (Internet).
Use MPLS in Lan's
The Gold Star for this section is awarded to United States District Judge John E.
Astrophysics in 2005
National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100012, China b Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, B.
Conformal Cosmological Model Test with Distant SNIa Data
Moreover, for i 6= j, Wi,j and Wi′ ,j ′ have image contained in district vertex groups of G (n + 1).
Krull dimension for limit groups II: aligning JSJ decompositions
The village and district predictors of the average score and the proportion of positive scores are obtained by application of the Bayesian approach with noninformative priors, using MCMC simulations.
New Important Developments in Small Area Estimation
Distance education and other K-12 outreach activities are crucial to this region because of the demographic problems facing school districts.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
This is an expanded version of talk presented at the workshop ‘Vijnana Jignase (Science Discourse)’ organized by the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and Ninasam in Heggodu, Shimoga district, Karnataka, India, February 12-14, 2005.
Fundamental particles and their interactions
The light yellow district refers to the mass prediction of the Xray pulsar in SAX J1808.4-3658 at 99.7% con fidence lever analyzed by Leahy et al. (2007), and the green dash-dot-dot horizontal line the corresponding 2.49 ms rotation frequency discovered by Wijnands and van der Klis (1998).
Interior matter estimates of the X-ray pulsar in SAX J1808.4-3658 from mass-radius and rotation measurements
The red and cyan districts refer to the causality limit and simply traditional Keplerian rotation limit at 2.49 ms discovered by Wijnands and van der Klis (1998) respectively.
Interior matter estimates of the X-ray pulsar in SAX J1808.4-3658 from mass-radius and rotation measurements
Figure 5: Fractal analysis of the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 in the Federal District, Venezuela.
A procedure to Estimate the Fractal Dimension of Waveforms
Ya jaira Freites (Department on Science Studies, IVIC) brought to my attention the data on the Spanish Flu epidemics in 1918 and provided demographic information of the Federal District in 1920.
A procedure to Estimate the Fractal Dimension of Waveforms
In the simplest case there are N equal sized districts each having n voters.
Probability calculations under the IAC hypothesis