1. Noun.  Any considerable and connected part of a space or surface; specifically, a tract of land or sea of considerable but indefinite extent; a country; a district; in a broad sense, a place without special reference to location or extent but viewed as an entity for geographical, social or cultural reasons.
  2. Noun.  An administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country or the European Union.
  3. Noun.  (historical) Such a division of the city of Rome and of the territory about Rome, of which the number varied at different times; a district, quarter, or ward.
  4. Noun.  (figuratively) The inhabitants of a region or district of a country.
  5. Noun.  (anatomy) A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated.
  6. Noun.  (obsolete) Place; rank; station; dignity.
  7. Noun.  (obsolete) The space from the earth's surface out to the orbit of the moon: properly called the elemental region.

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