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City vs. District

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Citynoun

A large settlement, bigger than a town.

‘São Paulo is one of the largest cities in South America.’;

Districtnoun

An administrative division of an area.

‘the Soho district of London’;

Citynoun

A settlement granted special status by royal charter or letters patent; traditionally, a settlement with a cathedral regardless of size.

Districtnoun

An area or region marked by some distinguishing feature.

‘the Lake District in Cumbria’;

Citynoun

(Australia) The central business district; downtown.

‘I'm going into the city today to do some shopping.’;

Districtnoun

(UK) An administrative division of a county without the status of a borough.

‘South Oxfordshire District Council’;

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Citynoun

A large town.

Districtverb

(transitive) To divide into administrative or other districts.

Citynoun

A corporate town; in the United States, a town or collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain, a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a bishop, or the capital of his see.

‘A city is a town incorporated; which is, or has been, the see of a bishop; and though the bishopric has been dissolved, as at Westminster, it yet remaineth a city.’; ‘When Gorges constituted York a city, he of course meant it to be the seat of a bishop, for the word city has no other meaning in English law.’;

Districtadjective

(obsolete) rigorous; stringent; harsh

Citynoun

The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.

Districtadjective

Rigorous; stringent; harsh.

‘Punishing with the rod of district severity.’;

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Cityadjective

Of or pertaining to a city.

Districtnoun

The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.

Citynoun

a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts;

‘Ancient Troy was a great city’;

Districtnoun

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.’;

Citynoun

an incorporated administrative district established by state charter;

‘the city raised the tax rate’;

Districtnoun

Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract.

‘These districts which between the tropics lie.’;

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Citynoun

people living in a large densely populated municipality;

‘the city voted for Republicans in 1994’;

Districtverb

To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.

Citynoun

a large town

‘one of Italy's most beautiful cities’; ‘the city council’;

Districtnoun

a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

Citynoun

a town created a city by charter and usually containing a cathedral.

Districtverb

regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

Citynoun

a municipal centre incorporated by the state or province.

District

A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as vary greatly in size, spanning regions or counties, several municipalities, subdivisions of municipalities, school district, or political district.

‘districts’;

Citynoun

a place or situation characterized by a specified attribute

‘the staff were in turmoil—it was panic city’;

Citynoun

short for City of London

Citynoun

the financial and commercial institutions located in the City of London

‘the Budget got a stony reception from the City’; ‘a City analyst’;

City

A city is a large human settlement. It can be defined as a permanent and densely settled place with administratively defined boundaries whose members work primarily on non-agricultural tasks.

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