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district British & World English

An area of a country or city, especially one characterized by a particular feature or activity

district English Thesaurus

the business district of Manila

Lake District British & World English

A region of lakes and mountains in Cumbria

Peak District British & World English

A hilly area in Derbyshire, at the southern end of the Pennines, rising to 636 m (2,088 ft) at Kinder Scout

district court British & World English

(In most US jurisdictions) the federal or state trial court

district nurse British & World English

(In the UK) a nurse who visits and treats patients in their homes, operating in a specific area or in association with a particular general practice surgery or health centre

rural district British & World English

A group of country parishes governed by an elected council

school district British & World English

A unit for the local administration of schools

urban district British & World English

A group of urban communities governed by an elected council

district attorney British & World English

(In the US) a public official who acts as prosecutor for the state in a particular district

district auditor British & World English

(In the UK) a civil servant responsible for auditing the accounts of local authorities

district heating British & World English

The supply of heat or hot water from one source to a district or a group of buildings

district surgeon British & World English

(In South Africa) a doctor appointed to serve a particular district

pastoral district British & World English

An area in which the main industry is the breeding of livestock

red-light district British & World English

An area of a town or city containing many brothels, strip clubs, and other sex businesses

metropolitan district British & World English

(In England) an administrative unit consisting of a town or city and a borough

senatorial district British & World English

An electoral division of a state that is represented by a senator in the state’s senate

Columbia, District of British & World English

See District of Columbia.

District of Columbia British & World English

A federal district of the US, coextensive with the city of Washington, situated on the Potomac River with boundaries on the states of Virginia and Maryland

District of Columbia New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

US federal district coextensive with the city of Washington


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