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English noun: province

1. province (location) the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

SamplesHis state is in the deep south.


Broader (hypernym)administrative district, administrative division, territorial division

Narrower (hyponym)American state, Australian state, Canadian province, commonwealth, eparchy, Italian region, Soviet Socialist Republic

Instance hyponymAbkhaz, Abkhazia, Adzhar, Adzharia, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bavaria, Bihar, Bosnia, Buganda, Campeche, Cape Colony, Cape of Good Hope, Cape of Good Hope Province, Cape Province, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Free State, Friesland, Gansu, Gansu province, Goa, Guangdong, Guangdong province, Gujarat, Gujerat, Hebei, Hebei province, Hopeh, Hopei, Hunan, Hunan province, Indonesian Borneo, Inner Mongolia, Kalimantan, Kansu, Karnataka, Kosovo, Kwangtung, Lower Saxony, Madras, Manipur, Mysore, Nei Monggol, Orange Free State, Orissa, Quintana Roo, Sichuan, Sinkiang, Szechuan, Szechwan, Szechwan province, Tabasco, Tamil Nadu, Tirol, Transvaal, Tyrol, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Xinjiang, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Yucatan, Yunnan, Yunnan province

Member meronymcountry, land, state

2. province (state) the proper sphere or extent of your activities

SamplesIt was his province to take care of himself.


Broader (hypernym)area, arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere

Narrower (hyponym)ecclesiastical province

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