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City vs. District

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Main Difference

The main difference between City and District is that the City is a large and permanent human settlement and District is a type of administrative division, in some countries.

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  • City (noun)

    A large settlement, bigger than a town.

    "São Paulo is one of the largest cities in South America."

  • City (noun)

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

  • City (noun)

    The central business district; downtown.

    "I'm going into the city today to do some shopping."

  • District (noun)

    An administrative division of an area.

    "the Soho district of London"

  • District (noun)

    An area or region marked by some distinguishing feature.

    "the Lake District in Cumbria"

  • District (noun)

    An administrative division of a county without the status of a borough.

    "South Oxfordshire District Council"

  • District (verb)

    To divide into administrative or other districts.

  • District (adjective)

    rigorous; stringent; harsh

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Oxford Dictionary
  • City (noun)

    A large town.

  • City (noun)

    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.

  • City (noun)

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

  • City (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a city.

  • District (adjective)

    Rigorous; stringent; harsh.

  • District (noun)

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

  • District (noun)

    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.

  • District (noun)

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

  • District

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

Webster Dictionary
  • City (noun)

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

    "Ancient Troy was a great city"

  • City (noun)

    an incorporated administrative district established by state charter;

    "the city raised the tax rate"

  • City (noun)

    people living in a large densely populated municipality;

    "the city voted for Republicans in 1994"

  • District (noun)

    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

  • District (verb)

    regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

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