What does COUNTY mean?

Definitions for COUNTY
ˈkaʊn tiCOUNTY

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. county(noun)

    (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government

    "the county has a population of 12,345 people"

  2. county(noun)

    (United States) the largest administrative district within a state

    "the county plans to build a new road"

Wiktionary

  1. county(Noun)

    The land ruled by a count or a countess.

  2. county(Noun)

    An administrative region of various countries, including Bhutan, Canada, China, Croatia, France, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Serbia and Montenegro and Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  3. county(Noun)

    A definitive geographic region, without direct administrative functions, as in traditional county.

Webster Dictionary

  1. County(noun)

    an earldom; the domain of a count or earl

    Etymology: [F. comt, fr. LL. comitatus. See Count.]

  2. County(noun)

    a circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from the rest of the territory, for certain purposes in the administration of justice and public affairs; -- called also a shire. See Shire

    Etymology: [F. comt, fr. LL. comitatus. See Count.]

  3. County(noun)

    a count; an earl or lord

    Etymology: [F. comt, fr. LL. comitatus. See Count.]

Freebase

  1. County

    A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes in certain modern nations. Its etymology derives from the Old French term, conté or cunté and could denote a jurisdiction in mainland Europe, under the sovereignty of a count or a viscount. The modern French is comté, and its equivalents in other languages are contea, contado, comtat, condado, Grafschaft, Gau, etc.. When the Normans conquered England, they brought the term with them. The Saxons had already established the regions that became the Historic counties of England calling them shires. The Vikings introduced the term earl to the British Isles. Thus, "earl" and "earldom" were taken as equivalent to the continental use of "count" and "county". So, the later-imported term became a synonym for the native English word scir or, in Modern English, shire. Since a shire was an administrative division of the kingdom, the term "county" evolved to designate an administrative division of national government in most modern uses.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COUNTY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1121

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COUNTY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #365

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COUNTY' in Nouns Frequency: #336

How to pronounce COUNTY?

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How to say COUNTY in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of COUNTY in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of COUNTY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of COUNTY in a Sentence

  1. Susan Medina:

    It is a dark day, and he would ask for prayers and thoughts, and just focusing everything you have on support of the Park County Sheriff's Office.

  2. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer:

    Many were saved by the heroic efforts of the Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

  3. William Gheen:

    (Trump) risks alienating the very powerful base that elected him if he doesn’t act soon. We’ve given Republicans all of the branches of government, and we don’t want to see them support DACA by any means. Orange County Register, Jan. 27, 2017

  4. Kevin Durant:

    My team and I connected instantly with the Union coaching staff and leadership, as well as the team's story, off the pitch, I'm looking forward to working in the Chester and Philadelphia communities and making an impact in the same way that the KDCF has been able to in my hometown of Prince George's County.

  5. Attorney General Brad Schimel:

    We are extremely disappointed that the Dane County Circuit Court struck down Wisconsin's right-to-work law.

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