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In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement.
Peter Agre

Meaning of "territory" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TERRITORY

From Latin territōrium land surrounding a town, from terra land.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TERRITORY

territory  [ˈtɛrɪtərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TERRITORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Territory 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 TERRITORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Territory

Territory may refer to: ▪ Territory, a non-sovereign geographic region ▪ States and territories of Australia, administrative subdivisions of Australia ▪ British Overseas Territories ▪ Provinces and territories of Canada, administrative subdivisions of Canada with fewer powers of self-government than provinces ▪ Overseas territory ▪ Territoire de Belfort, a French département that retains its historical name from 1871-1999 ▪ Union Territory, administrative subdivisions in India ▪ Territories of the United States ▪ Unorganized territory ▪ Territory ▪ Sales territory ▪ Territorial tax systems ▪ Territoriality, how people use space to communicate ownership/occupancy of areas and possessions...

Definition of territory in the English dictionary

The first definition of territory in the dictionary is any tract of land; district. Other definition of territory is the geographical domain under the jurisdiction of a political unit, esp of a sovereign state. Territory is also the district for which an agent, etc, is responsible.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TERRITORY


auditory
ˈɔːdɪtərɪ
budgetary
ˈbʌdʒɪtərɪ
circulatory
ˌsɜːkjʊˈleɪtərɪ
depository
dɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ
feretory
ˈfɛrɪtərɪ
hereditary
hɪˈrɛdɪtərɪ
incretory
ˈɪnkrɪtərɪ
inhibitory
ɪnˈhɪbɪtərɪ
military
ˈmɪlɪtərɪ
monetary
ˈmʌnɪtərɪ
monitory
ˈmɒnɪtərɪ
oscillatory
ˌɒsɪˈleɪtərɪ
participatory
pɑːtɪsɪˈpeɪtərɪ
planetary
ˈplænɪtərɪ
proprietary
prəˈpraɪɪtərɪ
regulatory
ˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
repository
rɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ
sanitary
ˈsænɪtərɪ
solitary
ˈsɒlɪtərɪ
unitary
ˈjuːnɪtərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TERRITORY

terrifying
terrifyingly
terrigenous
terrine
Territoire de Belfort
territorial
Territorial and Volunteer Reserve
Territorial Army
territorial waters
territorialisation
territorialise
territorialism
territorialist
territoriality
territorialization
territorialize
territorially
Territorian
territories

WORDS THAT END LIKE TERRITORY

Australian Antarctic Territory
Australian Capital Territory
British Antarctic Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
directory
expository
Federal Capital Territory
federal territory
home territory
Indian Territory
Northern Territory
premonitory
suppository
the Territory
transitory
trust territory
union territory
vanitory
virgin territory
vomitory
Yukon Territory

Synonyms and antonyms of territory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TERRITORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «territory» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of territory

Translation of «territory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TERRITORY

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

Translator English - Chinese

领土
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

territorio
570 millions of speakers

English

territory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्षेत्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِقْلِيم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

территория
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

território
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এলাকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

territoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wilayah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gebiet
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地域
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

영토
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wilayah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lãnh thổ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரதேசத்தில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रदेश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bölge
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

territorio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

terytorium
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

територія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

teritoriu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επικράτεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gebied
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

territorium
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

territorium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of territory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TERRITORY»

The term «territory» is very widely used and occupies the 5.263 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TERRITORY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «territory» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «territory» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about territory

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10 QUOTES WITH «TERRITORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word territory.
1
Shinzo Abe
Japan's beautiful seas and its territory are under threat, and young people are having trouble finding hope in the future amid economic slump. I promise to protect Japan's land and sea, and the lives of the Japanese people no matter what.
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Shinzo Abe
Haven't we put off problems without clarifying Japan's will to protect the lives and assets of its people and territory with its own hands, and merely accepted the benefits of economic prosperity?
3
Peter Agre
In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement.
4
Kirstie Alley
You'll never be disappointed if you always keep an eye on uncharted territory, where you'll be challenged and growing and having fun.
5
Les Aspin
Long-term, we must figure out a way that the Kurdish territory within Iraq operates with a certain amount of autonomy so that they feel comfortable and safe going back.
6
Ali Babacan
Turkey will not let Turkish territory or airspace be used in any activity that could harm the security or safety of Syria.
7
Lauren Bacall
A man's illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he loves you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy.
8
Lee Bermejo
I think you have to be crazy not to want to work on the Joker! I can't think of many characters, heroes or villains, that are as malleable as him. He really can be interpreted in so many different ways, and generally, people don't really want to scratch the surface because you can get into some really dark territory real fast.
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Richard Parks Bland
Many now born, by the time they are voters will compose part of a nation with a genius nowhere equaled, and with a vast territory upon which those energies and that genius can operate.
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David Blunkett
It would be dangerous territory if I wasn't practising what I preach which is to always accept responsibility, always accept the consequences of your actions.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TERRITORY»

Discover the use of territory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to territory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Territory: A Short Introduction
In an extended illustrative case study, the book explores how territoriality has unfolded in the context of Israel/Palestine.
David Delaney, 2008
2
Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global ...
The book consists of three parts. The first, "Assembling the National," traces the emergence of territoriality in the Middle Ages and considers monarchical divinity as a precursor to sovereign secular authority.
Saskia Sassen, 2008
3
Territory
Territory is the story of Henrietta Southern, a young Englishwoman who trades her war-torn homeland for a place of wild tropical storms and searing heat, crocodile-infested rivers and barren red wilderness.
Judy Nunn, 2011
4
Terror and Territory: The Spatial Extent of Sovereignty
Unfolding an updated understanding of the concept of territory, Stuart Elden shows how the contemporary "war on terror" is part of a widespread challenge to the connection between the state and its territory.
Stuart Elden, 2009
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Going to the Territory
" -- Washington Post Book World The seventeen essays collected in this volume prove that Ralph Ellison was not only one of America's most dazzlingly innovative novelists but perhaps also our most perceptive and iconoclastic commentator on ...
Ralph Ellison, 2011
6
Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth
Instead of treating art as a unique creation that requires reason and refined taste to appreciate, Elizabeth Grosz argues that art-especially architecture, music, and painting-is born from the disruptive forces of sexual selection.
Elizabeth A. Grosz, 2013
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Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship: Theory for ...
Suggests how to modify existing maternity services to achieve optimal results. Investigates the links between the experiences of women and babies, and outcomes. Explores the effects of legal and socio-political factors.
Kathleen Fahy, Maralyn Foureur, Carolyn Hastie, 2008
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Text and Territory: Geographical Imagination in the European ...
Twelve literary scholars and historians investigate the ways in which space and place are politically, religiously, and culturally inflected.
Sylvia Tomasch, Sealy Gilles, 1998
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Map is Not Territory: Studies in the History of Religions
In Map Is Not Territory, Jonathan Z. Smith engages previous interpretations of religious texts from late antiquity, critically evaluates the notion of sacred space and time as it is represented in the works of Mircea Eliade, and tackles ...
Jonathan Z. Smith, 1978
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Territory
Wyatt Earp. Doc Holliday. Ike Clanton. You think you know the story. You don't.
Emma Bull, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TERRITORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term territory is used in the context of the following news items.
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Northern Territory will be 'second class' until it is a state, says chief …
Northern Territory chief minister Adam Giles after the Council of Australian Governments meeting in Sydney on Thursday. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
American Samoa Questions Gay Marriage Validity in Territory
American Samoa stands as the only U.S. territory to hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. But as the Pacific island's ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
3
Guam becomes 1st US territory to recognize gay marriage
HAGATNA, Guam — Same-sex couples can begin applying for marriage licenses next week in Guam, which became the first U.S. territory to legalize gay ... «Mashable, Jun 15»
4
Guam is first US territory to allow same-sex marriages
HAGATNA, Guam — A federal judge's ruling has made Guam the first US territory to recognize gay marriage, leading the governor who opposed the weddings ... «New York Post, Jun 15»
5
Guam is first US territory to allow gay marriage
Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson's instructions came two days after a lesbian couple filed a legal challenge to the territory's marriage laws after they ... «New York Post, Apr 15»
6
Same sex couple on Guam challenge US territory's marriage laws
HAGATNA, Guam – A lesbian couple on Guam has filed a legal challenge to the territory's marriage laws after they were barred from submitting a license to wed. «Fox News, Apr 15»
7
VIDEO: 350km/h on an Aussie highway
PORSCHE have taken their $900,000 918 Spyder hybrid sports car up to the Northern Territory and turned it loose on a dead-straight stretch of unrestricted ... «Fox Sports, Apr 15»
8
Cyclone Nathan hits Northern Territory as gale-force winds lash …
Cylcone Nathan crosses the top of the Northern Territory on Saturday afternoon and bears down on Cylcone Nathan crosses the top of the Northern Territory on ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
9
ISIS must expand its territory in order to survive
International investigators said on Friday that in order for the Islamic State to remain financially viable it would have to further expand territory it controls in Iraq ... «Business Insider, Feb 15»
10
Northern Territory prepares for tropical cyclone Lam to hit east coast
Gale-force winds from tropical cyclone Lam will be felt along the Northern Territory's east coast from Wednesday morning, as experts warn the storm could ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Territory [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/territory>. Apr 2020 ».
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