territory

  • 1 territory — ter‧ri‧to‧ry [ˈtertri ǁ tɔːri] noun territories PLURALFORM 1. [countable, uncountable] MARKETING an area which is the responsibility of a particular salesperson: • His sales force s territory comprises Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa and Wisconsin …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 territory — ter·ri·to·ry / ter ə ˌtōr ē/ n pl ries 1: a geographical area belonging to or under the jurisdiction of a governmental authority 2: a political subdivision of a country 3: a part of the U.S. (as Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands) not included… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Territory — Ter ri*to*ry, n.; pl. {Territories}. [L. territorium, from terra the earth: cf. F. territoire. See {Terrace}.] 1. A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district. [1913 Webster] He looked, and saw wide territory spread Before him …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 territory — [ter′ə tôr΄ē] n. pl. territories [ME < L territorium < terra,TERRA] 1. the land and waters under the jurisdiction of a nation, state, ruler, etc. 2. a part of a country or empire that does not have the full status of a principal division;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Territory — (engl., d.i. Gebiet), die officielle Bezeichnung eines innerhalb der Grenzen der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika gelegenen, durch Congreßacte abgegrenzten Landesgebietes, welches nochnicht die zur Bildung eines eigenen Staates erforderliche… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 territory — ► NOUN (pl. territories) 1) an area under the jurisdiction of a ruler or state. 2) (Territory) an organized division of a country not having the full rights of a state. 3) an area defended by an animal against others of the same sex or species.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 territory — (n.) early 15c., land under the jurisdiction of a town, state, etc., probably from L. territorium land around a town, domain, district, from terra earth, land (see TERRAIN (Cf. terrain)) + orium, suffix denoting place (see ORY (Cf. ory)). An… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 territory — *domain, province, *field, sphere, bailiwick Analogous words: region, tract, *area, zone, belt: limits, confines, bounds (see singular nouns at LIMIT) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 territory — [n] domain, region area, belt, block, boundary, colony, commonwealth, country, district, dominion, empire, enclave, exclave, expanse, extent, field, land, mandate, nation, neck of the woods*, neighborhood, province, quarter, section, sector,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 territory —    by Kylie Message   In A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze and Guattari privilege ideas of spatiality (evidenced by the privileged term of plateau ) and the geographies and cartographies of movement, presenting these as an informal antidote to history …

    The Deleuze dictionary

  • 11 territory —    by Kylie Message   In A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze and Guattari privilege ideas of spatiality (evidenced by the privileged term of plateau ) and the geographies and cartographies of movement, presenting these as an informal antidote to history …

    The Deleuze dictionary

  • 12 territory — [[t]te̱rətri, AM tɔːri[/t]] ♦♦ territories 1) N VAR Territory is land which is controlled by a particular country or ruler. The government denies that any of its territory is under rebel control. ...Russian territory. 2) N COUNT A territory is a… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 territory — ter|ri|to|ry W2 [ˈterıtəri US to:ri] n plural territories ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(government/military)¦ 2¦(type of land)¦ 3¦(animal)¦ 4¦(new or familiar experience)¦ 5¦(business)¦ 6 come/go with the territory 7¦(land that is not a state)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 territory — noun 1 area of land that belongs to one country, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ vast ▪ new ▪ The explorers set off to conquer new territories. ▪ former ▪ former French territories …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 territory — /ter i tawr ee, tohr ee/, n., pl. territories. 1. any tract of land; region or district. 2. the land and waters belonging to or under the jurisdiction of a state, sovereign, etc. 3. any separate tract of land belonging to a state. 4. (often cap.) …

    Universalium

  • 16 territory — n. 1) to annex; occupy territory 2) to cede territory 3) a neutral; trust territory 4) (an) occupied; unoccupied territory 5) unexplored territory 6) (misc.) to reconnoiter enemy territory * * * [ terɪt(ə)rɪ] occupy territory trust territory… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 territory — 01. Dogs will usually pee near trees or other objects in order to mark their [territory]. 02. Cats are generally very [territorial] animals which will attack any other cats that come near their home. 03. According to the government, the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 Territory — A territory (from the word terra , meaning land ) is a defined area (including land and waters), considered to be a possession of a person, organization, institution, animal, state or country subdivision. The word can mean:* Territory (country… …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 territory */*/ — UK [ˈterət(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈterəˌtɔrɪ] noun Word forms territory : singular territory plural territories 1) a) [countable/uncountable] an area of land controlled by a particular country, leader, or army The French army invaded the Austrian… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 territory — ter|ri|to|ry [ terə,tɔri ] noun ** 1. ) count or uncount an area of land controlled by a particular country, leader, or army: The French army invaded the Austrian territories of Piedmont and Lombardy. occupied territory (=land controlled by enemy …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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