string-, strict-, strain-, -stringence, -stringency, -stringe, -stringent
(Latin: draw tight, to bind, to compress)
2. A reference to an acute physical discomfort.
3. Characterized by a condition of being in need of immediate assistance.
2. A portion of territory specially set off or defined; such as, for judicial, political, educational, or other purposes.
3. One of the territorial areas into which an entire state or country, county, municipality, or other political subdivision is divided; for judicial, political, electoral, or administrative purposes.
Properly, a limited extent of a country; a circuit within which power, right, or authority may be exercised, and to which it is restrained.
A word applicable to any portion of land or country, or to any part of a city or town, which is defined by law or agreement. A governor, a prefect, or a judge may have his district.
Some of the states are divided into districts for the choice of senators, representatives, or electors. Cities and towns are divided into districts for various purposes; such as, for schools, revenue collections, etc.
2. Pain and fatigue of the eyes, often accompanied by a headache, resulting from prolonged use of the eyes, uncorrected defects of vision, or an imbalance of the eye muscles.
2. That which constrains or obliges; an obligation; a bond.
2. A person's high standing among others; honor or esteem.
3. Widely recognized prominence, distinction, or importance.
4. Etymology: from Latin praestigiae, "deceptions, illusions, jugglers' tricks; dissimilated from praestrigiae from praestringere, "to bind fast, to tie up; to dull the eyesight, to dazzle"; from prae "before" and stringere, "to draw tight, to bind".
From the red lights traditionally displayed in the doors and windows of brothels. Note: there is no explanation in the dictionary as to why they "displayed" the "red lights".
2. An area or district in a city in which many houses of prostitution are located [1890-95; allegedly so called because brothels displayed red lights].
At least in the U.S., some say the origin of the red light comes from the red lanterns carried by railway workers, which were left outside brothels when the workers entered, so that they could be quickly located when the trains were ready to leave.
2. To keep someone or something under control or within limits: "The police were finally able to restrain the violence in the neighborhood."
3. To physically control the movements of a person or animal: "They had to restrain the dog before he hurt someone."
4. To put someone in prison or otherwise take away his or her freedom.
2. The ability to keep under control, or to keep in check.
2. A hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental.
2. A chemical that is added to a photographic developer in order to retard development and reduce the amount of fog on a film.
2. Something that controls or limits someone or something: "The country tried to impose trade restraints."
3. Something that is fastened to limit someone's freedom of movement.
4. A loss or abridgment of freedom.
5. An influence that inhibits or restrains; a limitation.
6. Control or repression of feelings; a constraint.