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territory

ter·ri·to·ry

territory

 
 
pronunciation:
te ri to ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: territories
definition 1: an area or region of land.
Settlers were lured to the territory in the west by tales of finding gold.
synonyms:
area, district, tract, zone
similar words:
acreage, country, land, parts, place, precinct, region, terrain
definition 2: a particular area of land that belongs to and is governed by a country.
Yukon is one of the territories of Canada.
synonyms:
domain
similar words:
colony, county, district, possession, precinct, province, realm, state
definition 3: the land and waters that belong to a country.
The submarine was spotted within U.S. territory.The territory of Canada includes the island of Labrador.
synonyms:
soil
definition 4: a region that is marked and defended by a particular type of animal.
Wolves mark their territory with their scent.
similar words:
area, region
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