English - Vietnamese Dictionary
territory /'teritəri/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- đất đai, địa hạt, lãnh thổ
- (Territory) (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) hạt (vùng chưa được hưởng những quyền lợi như một bang)
territories'terɪtɔrɪ /-trɪThesaurus Dictionary
+a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
+an area of knowledge or interest
+the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state
Advanced English Dictionary
1 area, region, district, neighbourhood, zone, sector, tract, land, precinct, quarter, vicinage, vicinity, purlieu:
Each one of these animals stakes out its own territory and protects it.
2 area, bailiwick, domain, province, haunts, patch, Colloq stamping-ground, US turf:
Richard would be best advised to stick to his own territory.
+ noun (plural territories)Collocation Dictionary
1 [C, U] land that is under the control of a particular country or ruler: enemy / disputed / foreign territory + occupied territories + They have refused to allow UN troops to be stationed in their territory.
2 [C, U] an area that one person, group, animal, etc. considers as their own and defends against others who try to enter it: Mating blackbirds will defend their territory against intruders. + (figurative) This type of work is uncharted territory for us. + (figurative) Legal problems are Andy's territory (= he deals with them). + She seems to regard that end of the office as her territory. + Each of these gangs has its own territory.
3 [C, U] an area of a town, country, etc. that sb has responsibility for in their work or another activity: Our representatives cover a very large territory.
4 [U] a particular type of land: unexplored territory
5 (also Territory) [C] a country or an area that is part of the US, Australia or Canada but is not a state or PROVINCE: Guam and American Samoa are US territories.
Idioms: come / go with the territory to be a normal and accepted part of a particular job, situation, etc: You need sunshine to ripen grapes and in England unpredictability comes with the territory.
more at NEUTRAL adj.
1 area of land that belongs to one country, etc.
vast | new
The explorers set off to conquer new territories.
former French territories
| neighbouring, surrounding | home, national | alien, foreign, overseas | enemy, hostile | neutral | colonial, dependent | sovereign
Troops were stationed on sovereign German territory.
| conquered, lost, occupied
a town in British-occupied territory
| unoccupied | disputed | familiar | uncharted, unexplored, unknown, virgin | dangerous
VERB + TERRITORY
hold | annex, capture, conquer, invade, occupy, recapture, take | control, govern, rule
The territory had been controlled by Azerbaijan for many years.
| cede, surrender | explore
(often figurative) Tired of writing detective novels, she began to explore new territory.
The territory was never densely settled.
| enter | leave | overfly
The plane was shot down while overflying enemy territory.
| stray into
The soldiers strayed into hostile territory.
2 of an animal
VERB + TERRITORY
defend, patrol | mark (out), scent-mark
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