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Meaning of "red-light district" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RED-LIGHT DISTRICT

red-light district  [ˌredˈlaɪt ˈdɪstrɪkt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RED-LIGHT DISTRICT

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Red-Light district is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RED-LIGHT DISTRICT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Red-light district

A red-light district is a part of an urban area where there is a concentration of prostitution and sex-oriented businesses, such as sex shops, strip clubs, adult theaters, etc. The term originates from the red lights that were used as signs of brothels. There are areas in many big cities around the world which have acquired an international reputation as red-light districts. A scene in Sonagachi, Kolkata in the year 2005.

Definition of red-light district in the English dictionary

The definition of red-light district in the dictionary is an area in a city in which many brothels and commercial sex-based activities are located.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RED-LIGHT DISTRICT


abstrict
æbˈstrɪkt
astrict
əˈstrɪkt
charact
ˈkærɪkt
constrict
kənˈstrɪkt
derestrict
ˌdiːrɪˈstrɪkt
district
ˈdɪstrɪkt
interdistrict
ˌɪntəˈdɪstrɪkt
redistrict
ˌriːˈdɪstrɪkt
restrict
rɪˈstrɪkt
strict
strɪkt
subdistrict
ˈsʌbˌdɪstrɪkt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RED-LIGHT DISTRICT

red-eye
red-eyed
red-faced
red-facedly
red-haired
red-handed
red-handedly
red-handedness
red-headed
red-hot
red-hot poker
red-lead ore
red-legged partridge
red-letter day
red-necked grebe
red-osier dogwood
red-pencil
red-pencilled
red-pencilling
red-top

WORDS THAT END LIKE RED-LIGHT DISTRICT

Congressional district
consolidated school district
diamond district
electoral district
federal district
green light district
Lake District
Manhattan District
metropolitan district
Peak District
rural district
school district
urban district

Synonyms and antonyms of red-light district in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «red-light district» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RED-LIGHT DISTRICT

Find out the translation of red-light district to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of red-light district from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «red-light district» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

红灯区
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el distrito de luz roja
570 millions of speakers

English

red-light district
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लाल बत्ती जिले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

منطقة الضوء الأحمر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

красных фонарей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

distrito da luz vermelha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লাল-হালকা জেলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

red-light district
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Daerah cahaya merah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rotlichtviertel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

赤線地区
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

붉은 빛이 지구
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Distrik lampu kilat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đèn đỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிவப்பு-ஒளி மாவட்டம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लाल-प्रकाश जिल्हा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kırmızı ışıklı bölge
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quartiere a luci rosse
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dzielnica czerwonych latarni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

червоних ліхтарів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

districtul rosu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

red - light district
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rooi - lig distrik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

red- light district
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

red- light district
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of red-light district

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RED-LIGHT DISTRICT»

The term «red-light district» is quite widely used and occupies the 49.357 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RED-LIGHT DISTRICT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about red-light district

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RED-LIGHT DISTRICT»

Discover the use of red-light district in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to red-light district and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hell's Half Acre: The Life and Legend of a Red-Light District
Includes material on Luke Short, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Sam Bass, and Butch Cassiday.
Richard F. Selcer, 1991
2
Nobody Can Love You More: Life in Delhi's Red Light District
Personal narratives from sex workers from Delhi and their sio-economic standing.
Mayank Austen Soofi, 2013
3
Bellocq: Photographs from Storyville, the Red-Light District ...
A stunning collection of fifty-two dramatic tritone portrait photographs captures the world of prostitutes in New Orleans during the early twentieth century, accompanied by an incisive critical analysis of the enigmatic photographer and his ...
Ernest J. Bellocq, Lee Friedlander, Susan Sontag, 1996
4
Little Red Riding Hood in the red light district: a novel
A novel on El Salvador during the struggle against the 1970s military dictatorship. The protagonists are a group of young men engaged in agitation and propaganda. They are trying to awaken the masses to their miserable condition.
Manlio Argueta, Edward Waters Hood, 1998
5
Red Light Winter: A Play
It's totally familiar but dreamlike at the same time," observes one American of Amsterdam's notorious Red Light District in the stunning new work from Adam Rapp.
Adam Rapp, 2006
6
Storyville, New Orleans, being an authentic, illustrated ...
Drawing upon interviews and research, the author investigates New Orleans' experiment with legalized prostitution between 1897 and 1917
Al Rose, 1974
7
Rick Steves' Walk: Red Light District, Amsterdam
In Rick Steves' Walk: Red Light District, Amsterdam, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through Amsterdam's Red Light District—including where to start, how much time you need, and what’s worth stopping ...
Rick Steves, 2012
8
Taboo!: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area, with an ...
"Ten years of taboo, with an additional epilogue"--Cover.
Fouzia Saeed, 2011
9
The City in Slang
Red-light district, a phrase first recorded in 1900, is the traditional and still the most general name for an area of brothels. Prostitutes themselves were sometimes called red lighters by 1 9 1 3 . Yet the sign of the red light itself is older . The term ...
Irving L. Allen, 1995
10
Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Sha'ar Plumer, opposite, is the seediest part of the port area, and the city's red- light district, though hardly lurid compared to ports at the western end of the Mediterranean. Northwest along Derekh Ha'Atzma'ut, Kikar Palmer is bounded on ...
Daniel Jacobs, Shirley Eber, Francesca Silvani, 1998

7 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RED-LIGHT DISTRICT»

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Paris red-light district 'losing its soul' to property boom
Booming property prices are killing off Paris' notorious red-light district of Pigalle as the area morphs into a sanitised but fashionable hangout for the upwardly ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 13»
2
Meet the Fokkens! Twin prostitutes in Amsterdam, 69, show off tricks …
In a red-light district resplendent with women of every shape, size and sexual fantasy, the Fokkens twins stand out from their place in the storefront window. «New York Daily News, May 12»
3
Taiwan Approves Red-Light Districts
Taiwan is allowing local governments to set up red-light districts, potentially bringing the island's large underground sex industry out into the open. Prostitution ... «Voice of America, Nov 11»
4
High Times in Hamburg: Port City Mulls Cable Car to Red-Light District
Investors want to spend 100 million euros to build a cable car connecting Hamburg's St. Pauli entertainment district with the part of the city scheduled to host the ... «Spiegel Online, Mar 11»
5
Fears of red-light district
Queenstown's reputation might be tarred by gang members, drug-dealing and the pornography industry if the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed ... «Otago Daily Times, Feb 11»
6
Red-light district proposed for Queenstown
A draft bylaw to create red-light districts in the Queenstown and Wanaka town centres goes to the vote today. The proposal follows a Queenstown Lakes District ... «3News NZ, Oct 10»
7
A Red-Light District Off the Beaten Path
Japan's real red light districts, as opposed to the discreet but innocent charms of the geisha world, are distinctly less glamorous, as seen in neon netherworlds ... «Wall Street Journal, Aug 10»

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