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district noun

ADJ. neighbouring, surrounding Fire crews from all the surrounding districts helped to fight the fires in the city. | central Every city has its central business district. | outlying, remote a new railway station to help people commuting from outlying districts | northern, southern, etc. | affluent, exclusive, rich, wealthy | poor, working-class the shacks in the poorest districts of the city | slum | coastal, country, local, metropolitan, rural, suburban, urban | agricultural, business, commercial, financial, industrial, mining, residential, shopping | administrative, electoral, federal, health, military, polling, postal a federal district court in New York He has been transferred to a hospital in a different health district.

DISTRICT + VERB stretch Their district stretches nearly 150 miles, from the mountains to the sea.

DISTRICT + NOUN authority, council the district health authority | councillor, judge, nurse, etc. | court, hospital, etc. | boundary Redrawing district boundaries would change the election results.

PREP. in/within a/the ~ The hospital is only responsible for patients within its own district.