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(With determiner, mostly local usage) Any of numerous governmental districts.
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  1. (With determiner, mostly local usage) Any of numerous governmental districts.
  2. A division of an area, as for administrative purposes.
  3. A region or locality marked by a distinguishing feature:
An area of government or corporate activity organized as an administrative or functional unit.
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  1. An area of government or corporate activity organized as an administrative or functional unit.
  2. A particular department of a government, business, school, or other organization
  3. A particular section of a country, state, etc. divided off as for administration
Any large tract of land; region; district
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  1. Any large tract of land; region; district
  2. A part of a country or empire that does not have the full status of a principal division
  3. A similar region, as in Canada or Australia, without the status of a province or state
A division of an arrondissement in France
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  1. A division of an arrondissement in France
  2. A division of a political unit.
  3. A division of Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.
(Brit.) An area in a town closed to motor traffic, as for shopping
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  1. (Brit.) An area in a town closed to motor traffic, as for shopping
  2. A division of a city, as for police administration
  3. The police station situated in and having jurisdiction over such a district.
A division of a school or college dealing with a particular field of knowledge:
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  1. A division of a school or college dealing with a particular field of knowledge:
  2. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
  3. A division of a business specializing in a particular product or service:
The district or churches under the jurisdiction of a bishop; a bishopric.
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  1. The district or churches under the jurisdiction of a bishop; a bishopric.
  2. The district under a bishop's jurisdiction
An administrative district of various churches, esp. a part of a diocese, under the charge of a priest or minister
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  1. An administrative district of various churches, esp. a part of a diocese, under the charge of a priest or minister
  2. A political subdivision of a British county, usually corresponding in boundaries to an original ecclesiastical parish.
  3. A district of British local civil government, often identical with the original church parish
The chief administrative subdivision of a department in France.
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  1. The chief administrative subdivision of a department in France.
  2. (Canada) A borough, a submunicipal administrative division
  3. The largest administrative subdivision of a department
One who relies on another, especially for financial support.
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  1. One who relies on another, especially for financial support.
  2. A person relying on another for financial support; a relative for whom a taxpayer may claim an exemption on his income tax return. A person relying on another for financial support; a relative for whom a taxpayer may claim an exemption on his income tax return.
  3. A person who depends on someone else for existence, support, etc.
A person like a child in interests, judgment, etc., or one regarded as immature and childish
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  1. A person like a child in interests, judgment, etc., or one regarded as immature and childish
  2. A member of a tribe; descendant:
  3. An individual regarded as strongly affected by another or by a specified time, place, or circumstance:
A child in foster care
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  1. A child in foster care
Expense; cost:
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  1. Expense; cost:
  2. An assigned duty or task; a responsibility:
  3. Care; custody:
(Rare) A child who has lost only one parent by death
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  1. (Rare) A child who has lost only one parent by death
  2. A child who has been deprived of parental care and has not been adopted.
  3. A child whose parents are dead.
The person for whom a godparent is sponsor
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  1. The person for whom a godparent is sponsor
A place for the care of the sick, injured, or infirm; esp., a building or room, as in a school, that serves as a hospital or dispensary
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  1. A place for the care of the sick, injured, or infirm; esp., a building or room, as in a school, that serves as a hospital or dispensary
An assigned duty or task; a responsibility:
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  1. An assigned duty or task; a responsibility:
  2. A claim of wrongdoing; an accusation:
  3. The command to attack:
One who relies on another, especially for financial support.
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  1. One who relies on another, especially for financial support.
  2. A person relying on another for financial support; a relative for whom a taxpayer may claim an exemption on his income tax return. A person relying on another for financial support; a relative for whom a taxpayer may claim an exemption on his income tax return.
  3. A person who depends on someone else for existence, support, etc.
Expense; cost:
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  1. Expense; cost:
  2. The command to attack:
  3. A claim of wrongdoing; an accusation:
Limitation; restriction; restraint
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  1. Limitation; restriction; restraint
  2. Lying-in, time of giving birth
  3. The act of confining or the state of being confined.
The immediate control, guarding, or keeping of a thing for its care, inspection, preservation, or security.
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  1. The immediate control, guarding, or keeping of a thing for its care, inspection, preservation, or security.
  2. Any significant restraint or control over a person’s freedom to ensure his or her presence at a hearing or trial in a criminal action.
  3. The control and care of a person or property, especially when granted by a court:
A holding of a person in custody or confinement by authorities for political or military reasons.
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  1. A holding of a person in custody or confinement by authorities for political or military reasons.
  2. A form of punishment by which a student is made to stay after regular school hours.
  3. (Countable) A temporary state of custody or confinement, especially of a prisoner awaiting trial, or of a student being punished.
A fact or law that provides a full or partial exoneration of the defendant against the charges or claims made in a lawsuit or prosecution.
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  1. A fact or law that provides a full or partial exoneration of the defendant against the charges or claims made in a lawsuit or prosecution.
  2. Something that defends; means of or resources for protection
  3. Justification or support by speech or writing; vindication
Something that gives protection; a safeguard:
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  1. Something that gives protection; a safeguard:
  2. The act or duty of guarding; careful watch; wariness; defense; protection
  3. Protection; watch:
A preserving or being preserved
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  1. A preserving or being preserved
  2. The act of preserving; care to preserve; act of keeping from destruction, decay or any ill.
Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
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  1. Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
  2. Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
  3. One that protects:
A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign.
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  1. A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign.
  2. One who protects; a guardian.
  3. A device that protects; a guard.
A protective stipulation, as in a contract.
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  1. A protective stipulation, as in a contract.
  2. (--- Now Rare) A convoy or guard
  3. Something that provides protection against attack, loss, or injury, as:
Measures adopted to prevent escape:
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  1. Measures adopted to prevent escape:
  2. Procedures to provide such protection or defense
  3. Protection or defense against escape
A decorative emblem that often serves to identify an organization or a government.
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  1. A decorative emblem that often serves to identify an organization or a government.
  2. A person or thing that provides protection.
  3. A heavy metal screen attached to an artillery piece for the protection of the gunners
The act or duty of guarding; careful watch; wariness; defense; protection
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  1. The act or duty of guarding; careful watch; wariness; defense; protection
  2. A person who protects, keeps watch, or acts as a sentinel:
  3. Protection; watch:
One who keeps watch.
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  1. One who keeps watch.
  2. A person detailed to watch; sentry
  3. The act of observing or keeping watch.
A person or group of persons stationed outside a place of employment, usually during a strike, to express grievance or protest and discourage entry by nonstriking employees or customers.
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  1. A person or group of persons stationed outside a place of employment, usually during a strike, to express grievance or protest and discourage entry by nonstriking employees or customers.
  2. A group of soldiers or a single soldier stationed, usually at an outpost, to guard a body of troops from surprise attack
  3. A person, as a member of a labor union on strike, stationed outside a factory, store, or public building, often carrying a sign, to demonstrate opposition to certain views or practices, keep strikebreakers from entering, or dissuade people from buying
A person or thing that protects; guardian; defender
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  1. A person or thing that protects; guardian; defender
  2. One who protects; a guardian.
  3. A device that protects; a guard.
One that keeps guard; a sentry.
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  1. One that keeps guard; a sentry.
  2. A person or animal set to guard a group; specif., a sentry
(Uncountable) Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
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  1. (Uncountable) Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
  2. A guard, especially a soldier posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons.
  3. The duty of a sentry; watch.
A person or group of people serving, especially at night, to guard or protect.
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  1. A person or group of people serving, especially at night, to guard or protect.
  2. The members of a ship's crew on duty during a specific watch.
  3. A period of close observation, often in order to discover something:
To attempt to disprove or invalidate (the claim made by a lawsuit or prosecution):
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  1. To attempt to disprove or invalidate (the claim made by a lawsuit or prosecution):
  2. To support, maintain, or justify
  3. To protect (a goal, etc.) against scoring by an opponent
To cover (a piece of machinery) with a device to protect the operator
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  1. To cover (a piece of machinery) with a device to protect the operator
  2. To watch over so as to prevent escape or violence:
  3. To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion:
To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
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  1. To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
  2. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.
  3. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
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  1. To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
  2. (Baseball) To swing at a pitch near (home plate) in order to avoid being called out on strikes.
  3. To keep from being curtailed or exposed to risk:
To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
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  1. To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
  2. To protect or guard
To bring about; effect:
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  1. To bring about; effect:
  2. To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).
  3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty:
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  1. To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty:
  2. To be or provide a shield for; defend; protect; guard
  3. To protect, to defend.
To attempt to manage without assistance:
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  1. To attempt to manage without assistance:
  2. (Archaic) To defend
  3. To ward off. Often used with off:
To act in advance of; get ahead of; anticipate
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  1. To act in advance of; get ahead of; anticipate
  2. To prevent or hinder normal sales in (a market), as by buying up merchandise.
  3. To delay, hinder, or prevent (an event, for example) by taking action beforehand:
(Dated) To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.
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  1. (Dated) To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.
  2. To keep or ward off; avert.
  3. To ward off; prevent
To keep from happening or render unnecessary.
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  1. To keep from happening or render unnecessary.
  2. To make unnecessary
  3. To do away with or prevent by effective measures
To make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent.
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  1. To make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent.
  2. To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
To keep from happening; avert:
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  1. To keep from happening; avert:
  2. To anticipate (a need, objection, etc.)
  3. To keep (a person or thing) from doing something; impede:
(Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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  1. (Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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