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City vs. Province

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The main difference between City and Province is that the City is a large and permanent human settlement and Province is a territorial entity within a country or state.

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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."

  • Province (noun)

    A region of the earth or of a continent; a district or country. from 14th c.

  • Province (noun)

    An administrative subdivision of certain countries, including Canada and China. from 14th c.

  • Province (noun)

    An area outside Italy which is administered by a Roman governor. from 14th c.

  • Province (noun)

    An area under the jurisdiction of an archbishop, typically comprising a number of adjacent dioceses. from 14th c.

  • Province (noun)

    The parts of a country outside its capital city. from 17th c.

  • Province (noun)

    An area of activity, responsibility or knowledge; the proper concern of a particular person or concept. from 17th c.

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  • City (noun)

    a large town

    "one of Italy's most beautiful cities"

    "the city council"

  • City (noun)

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

  • City (noun)

    a municipal centre incorporated by the state or province.

  • City (noun)

    a place or situation characterized by a specified attribute

    "the staff were in turmoil—it was panic city"

  • City (noun)

    short for City of London

  • City (noun)

    the financial and commercial institutions located in the City of London

    "the Budget got a stony reception from the City"

    "a City analyst"

  • Province (noun)

    a principal administrative division of a country or empire

    "Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province"

  • Province (noun)

    Northern Ireland

    "all-party talks on the future of the Province"

  • Province (noun)

    a district under an archbishop or a metropolitan.

  • Province (noun)

    a territory outside Italy under a Roman governor.

  • Province (noun)

    the whole of a country outside the capital, especially when regarded as lacking in sophistication or culture

    "I made my way home to the dreary provinces by train"

  • Province (noun)

    an area of special knowledge, interest, or responsibility

    "she knew little about wine—that had been her father's province"

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.

  • Province (noun)

    A country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the Roman government; a conquered country beyond the limits of Italy.

  • Province (noun)

    A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital.

  • Province (noun)

    A region of country; a tract; a district.

  • Province (noun)

    A region under the supervision or direction of any special person; the district or division of a country, especially an ecclesiastical division, over which one has jurisdiction; as, the province of Canterbury, or that in which the archbishop of Canterbury exercises ecclesiastical authority.

  • Province (noun)

    The proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere.

  • Province (noun)

    Specif.: Any political division of the Dominion of Canada, having a governor, a local legislature, and representation in the Dominion parliament. Hence, colloquially, The Provinces, the Dominion of Canada.

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"

  • Province (noun)

    the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation;

    "his state is in the deep south"

  • Province (noun)

    the proper sphere or extent of your activities;

    "it was his province to take care of himself"

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