- 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.
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Origin of province
OTHER WORDS FROM provincesub·prov·ince, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH provinceprovenance, province
Words nearby province
Example sentences from the Web for province
Like so many towns, provinces and countries across the globe this past year, the Swiss village of Zermatt could have acted sooner.How a Swiss Ski Resort Was Ravaged by Typhoid and Survived|Daniel Malloy|September 9, 2020|Ozy
Most of my canoe travel has been in the rock-and-pine Canadian Shield terrain of my home province of Ontario.How (and Why) to Execute the Perfect Canoe Portage|Alex Hutchinson|September 9, 2020|Outside Online
Increasingly priced out of their own cities, Poles are already buying fixer-uppers in provinces like Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where some villages now boast a Polish population of 20 percent and more.Eastern Germany Picks Up Polish for Children’s Future|Charu Kasturi|September 8, 2020|Ozy
Every province provides direct subsidies, such as unemployment insurance, to the poor.Haves and Have-Nots: Pandemic Recovery Explodes China’s Wealth Gap|Daniel Malloy|August 19, 2020|Ozy
Xu lived in the city of Linyi in Shandong, a coastal province in China, southeast of Beijing.Inside China’s unexpected quest to protect data privacy|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
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