What does County mean?

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ˈkaʊn tiCoun·ty

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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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Kim Davis:

    I would have to either make a decision to stand or I would have to buckle down and leave, and if I left, resigned or chose to retire, I would have no voice for God’s word. So when that day came, she issued an edict : No more marriage licenses would be issued in Rowan County. It was a decision that would bring down the wrath of militant LGBT activists and their supporters.

  2. Max Szabo:

    This was an assault on an unarmed patient with a disability, due to the vulnerable nature of the victim, and the seriousness of the conduct, we felt that the one year county jail sentence we requested was more than appropriate.

  3. Vernon Huffman:

    Marin County Parks has deemed radar necessary to show concerned parties, mainly the ‘ foot people ’ that safety on the trials is priority.

  4. Sweet Tart , 9:

    I represent the best of Leelanau County with the Sweet and Tart cherries.

  5. Jon Husted:

    Our system cannot give one county court the power to change 30 years of election law for the entire state of Ohio, 23 days into early voting and only four days before an election.

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