1 territory, state, zone, region, quarter, area, district, domain, dependency or US also dependancy, division, section, district:
Quebec is one of the administrative provinces of Canada.
2 country, territory, region, dominion, realm, strand, tract:
During the war, those who escaped fled to distant provinces.
3 sphere or area (of responsibility), responsibility, bailiwick, concern, function, charge, business, field; Colloq thing, headache, worry:
The payroll falls within the province of my department.
4 provinces. outlying districts, countryside, hinterland(s), Chiefly US exurbia, Slang US and Canadian boondocks, boonies, hicksville:
Once a year, people flock into London from the provinces to do their Christmas shopping.