Definitions of province

  1. a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A region of country; a tract; a district. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A portion of an empire or state: the district over which one has jurisdiction: a region: a business or duty: one's business or calling: a department of knowledge. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Division of an empire; district; department. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A large division of a country; a department; sphere. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Among the Romans, a territory outside of Italy acquired chiefly by conquest and under Roman government; a country, usually at a distance, belonging to a kingdom or state either by conquest or colonization, and more or less dependent on it; a division of a kingdom or state; a district; a country district; a department of knowledge; the proper office or business of a person. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A division of a kingdom of considerable extent; the jurisdiction of an archbishop; a district of a country, as distinguished from the capital; the proper office or business of any one. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for province

  1. Why or how these elements build up a man in the one case, and a monkey in another, is beyond its province to say. – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs
  2. We must not permit the Austrians to leave the province and we are firmly resolved that we will not. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach