- the parts of a country outside of the capital or the largest cities.
- (in England) all parts of the country outside of London.
- any of the North American colonies now forming major administrative divisions of Canada.
- any of certain colonies of Great Britain which are now part of the U.S.
- provincetown print,
- provincial council
Origin of province
Examples from the Web for province
The governor of Punjab province, a Muslim man, called publicly for leniency for her.
The U.S. military is finally starting to train Iraqi troops to fight ISIS in restive Anbar province.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Around half the Baluch in the province are unemployed, a result, say rights groups, of longstanding marginalization by Tehran.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Three kids play cricket among the crude gravestones in a cemetery that is the largest in the province.
The violence continues, but on a scale diminished since when American bases and outposts dotted the province.
The arch-bishops presided over a district including several bishoprics within a province; and lastly came the bishops of churches.A New Witness for God (Volume 1 of 3)|B. H. Roberts
It shall also be substituted for the Government of the Province and the Regierungsbezirk.
In the province of Xanto the hunger was so great that they ate human flesh, for which there was a public market.
Or scientific study of the Bible itself which excludes from its province the so-called spiritual revelations which it contains?
Publius Sulpicius was also continued in command for a year, to hold the province of Macedonia and Greece, with the same fleet.History of Rome, Vol III|Titus Livius
Word Origin for province
early 14c., "country, territory, region," from Old French province "province, part of a country; administrative region for friars" (13c.) and directly from Latin provincia "territory outside Italy under Roman domination," also "a public office; public duty," of uncertain origin, usually explained as pro- "before" + vincere "to conquer" (see victor); but this does not suit the earliest Latin usages. Meaning "one's particular business or expertise" is from 1620s.