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territory

ter·ri·to·ry

territory

 
pronunciation:
te ri to ri
features:
Word Parts
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, sector, tract, zone
similar words:
acreage, country, land, locale, parts, place, precinct, region, terrain
definition 2: the land and waters that belong to a country.
The territory of Canada includes the island of Labrador.The submarine was spotted within U.S. territory.
synonyms:
soil
definition 3: a geographic area belonging to a country and administered by its government but which is not a state or political province.
Yukon is the westernmost territory of Canada.Guam is a territory of the United States.
synonyms:
domain
similar words:
colony, county, district, possession, precinct, province, realm, state
definition 4: the region marked and defended by certain animal species.
Wolves mark their territory with scent.
similar words:
area, region
definition 5: an assigned area covered by a company's representative or salesperson.
He's assigned to cover the northeast territory.
synonyms:
beat
similar words:
area, district, purlieu, region, route, sector, turf, zone
Word Parts
The word territory contains the following part:
terr, terra Latin root that means earth, land
synonyms:
geo