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TOEFL BNC: 2565 COCA: 3228


province /ˈprɑːvəns/ noun
plural provinces
plural provinces
Learner's definition of PROVINCE
[count] : any one of the large parts that some countries are divided into(某些国家的)一级行政区,省份
[count] : a subject or area of interest that a person knows about or is involved in知识领域;兴趣范围usually singular通常用单数
the provinces : the parts of a country that are away from large cities大都市以外的地区;外省;外地
TOEFL BNC: 2565 COCA: 3228



prov·​ince ˈprä-vən(t)s How to pronounce province (audio)
: a country or region brought under the control of the ancient Roman government
: an administrative district or division of a country
provinces plural : all of a country except the metropolises
: a division of a country forming the jurisdiction of an archbishop or metropolitan
: a territorial unit of a religious order
: a biogeographic division of less rank than a region
: an area that exhibits essential continuity of geologic history
also : one characterized by particular structural or petrological features
: proper or appropriate function or scope : sphere
that question is outside my province
: a department of knowledge or activity
Choose the Right Synonym for province

function, office, duty, province mean the acts or operations expected of a person or thing.

function implies a definite end or purpose or a particular kind of work.

the function of language is two-fold: to communicate emotion and to give information Aldous Huxley

office is typically applied to the function or service associated with a trade or profession or a special relationship to others.

they exercise the offices of the judge, the priest, the counsellor W. E. Gladstone

duty applies to a task or responsibility imposed by one's occupation, rank, status, or calling.

it is the judicial duty of the court, to examine the whole case R. B. Taney

province applies to a function, office, or duty that naturally or logically falls to one.

I felt it was not my province to inquire Anne Brontë

Example Sentences

They left the city for life in the provinces. a legal question outside the doctor's province
Recent Examples on the Web The missiles were launched from South Pyongan province, South Korea’s military said, without specifying the flight distance, altitude or the precise launch time. Dasl Yoon, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2022 Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, nine years after a 78-day NATO bombing campaign pushed out Serb forces from the former province. Valerie Hopkins, New York Times, 31 July 2022 Delegates from the KwaZulu-Natal province who remain loyal to former President Jacob Zuma, have argued that the step-aside rule is not implemented consistently and is used by Ramaphosa to silence political rivals. Mogomotsi Magome, ajc, 31 July 2022 Marielle and Pascal Giai, a couple from the French province of Provence, opened the store following its 34-year existence as The Mission Hills Pet Shop. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 July 2022 Granja traveled to Quito in a caravan Monday night from the province of Cotopaxi. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, 24 June 2022 Peinado, originally from the Salvadoran province of La Libertad, was a member of the New Ideas party that brought Bukele to power riding a populist tide of disgust with El Salvador’s two-party status quo. Soudi Jiménez, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2022 Em Phumanny comes from the lush province of Kampong Chhnang, north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Michael Scott Moore, The New Yorker, 25 May 2022 Most are Hakka Chinese — an ethnic group mostly from the Guangdong province of China — who arrived more than 150 years prior for menial labor jobs and then made Tahiti home. Kaila Yu, Travel + Leisure, 13 Mar. 2022 See More

Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin provincia

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of province was in the 14th century
TOEFL BNC: 2565 COCA: 3228


1region區域ADJECTIVEnorthern, southern, etc.北部、南部等省份central, coastal, frontier, remote中部/沿海/邊疆/偏遠省份the central province of Ghor古爾中部的省份autonomous自治省


2the provinces (BrE) not the capital city首都以外的地方VERB + THE PROVINCES | PREPOSITION VERB + THE PROVINCEStour在外省巡迴The show is currently touring the provinces with a new cast.該節目目前正以新的演員陣容在各省巡迴演出。PREPOSITIONfrom the province來自外省She's from the provinces and not familiar with Rome.她來自外省,對羅馬不熟悉。in the province在外省There are a number of press agencies based in London and in the provinces.在倫敦和外省設有一些通訊社。


3 (formal) person's area of knowledge/responsibility學問或職責的範圍ADJECTIVE | VERB + PROVINCE | PHRASES ADJECTIVEexclusive, sole獨家範圍Love should no longer be the sole province of the poet.愛情應該不再是詩人的獨有領域。VERB + PROVINCEbecome成為職責範圍remain仍然是興趣範圍consider sth as, regard sth as把⋯作為專有領域Creativity was once considered the province of a chosen few.創造力一度被認為是少數人獨有的才華。Spirituality is no longer regarded as the exclusive province of organized religion.靈性已不再被視為有組織的宗教的專屬領域。PHRASESonce the province of...曾經是⋯的專屬Once the province of IT departments, these devices are emerging as consumer products.這些裝置曾經是信息技術部門的專屬,但現在正作為消費品而出現。
TOEFL BNC: 2565 COCA: 3228
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0_0: Translations of province
  • # n.
    領域: area, domain, field, kingdom, province, realm
    省: province
    省份: province
    州: commonwealth, prefecture, province, state

0_0: Definitions of province
  • # noun.
    - a principal administrative division of certain countries or empires.
    * Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province
    - an area of special knowledge, interest, or responsibility.
    * she knew little about wine—that had been her father's province

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