Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “precinct”

precinct

noun     /ˈpriːsɪŋkt/
a pedestrian/shopping precinct UK an area in a town where there are shops and no cars are allowed Areas in towns and citiesEnvironments and localitiesShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
[C] US an area in a city that a particular group of police are responsible for, or the building in which they work : the 45th precinctThe police generallyAreas in towns and citiesEnvironments and localities
(Definition of precinct noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “precinct” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More