What does County mean?

Definitions for County
ˈkaʊn tiCoun·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. countynoun

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

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

  2. countynoun

    (United States) the largest administrative district within a state

    "the county plans to build a new road"

Wiktionary

  1. countynoun

    The land ruled by a count or a countess.

  2. countynoun

    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. countynoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Countynoun

    an earldom; the domain of a count or earl

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

  2. Countynoun

    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. Countynoun

    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. Matt Micheli:

    It's a system that encourages people to be engaged and to be involved, it works. Thus far, the system has favored Cruz, who netted nine pledged delegates at Wyoming’s county conventions last month. Donald Trump gained only one. Marco Rubio, still in the race at the time, also secured a delegate. Another was elected unpledged. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, banking on a brokered convention, is not expected to fare well in Wyoming. But John Kasich campaign will still be meeting with delegates in hopes they can convince them to eventually vote for John Kasich beyond a first ballot in Cleveland.

  2. Claude Arnold:

    Defenders of sanctuary policies say they protect immigrants from deportation and reduce illegal immigrants ’ fear of cops. But critics, including Homeland Security Department officials say releasing illegal immigrant criminals inside the U.S. is dangerous. Claude Arnold, a retired U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations, said sanctuary advocates claim immigration enforcement is the exclusive responsibility of the federal government, however enacting laws like the California Trust Act, which dictates how the federal government can enforce the law, contradicts those claims and can be devastating consequences. The murder of 32-year-old Kathlene Steinle’s in June 2015 by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, is a prime example, Claude Arnold said. Steinle was shot dead while strolling on San Francisco’s Embarcadero with her father. The alleged shooter, a felon and five-time deportee, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges, claiming the shooting was an accident. Those responsible for releasing him not long before the shooting despite a federal request to detain him for deportation should also have consequences, Claude Arnold said. When sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco County release criminals that officials know are in the U.S. illegally, and those criminals commit heinous crimes, those responsible should be federally prosecuted.

  3. Quil Lance:

    Charleston County Mayor Joseph Riley said. What motivated the gunman is not yet clear, but his monstrous act took the lives of nine people who prayed, worked and struggled on behalf of their community and their church. Related ImageExpand / ContractSharonda Coleman-Singleton, was a speech therapist and girls ’ track and field team at Goose Creek High School. ( Courtesy : Charleston Post and Courier) Cynthia Hurd, 54, was a branch manger in the Charleston County Public Library -RRB- system, where Cynthia Hurd was so revered from a career spanning 31 years that all city branches were closed in Cynthia Hurd honor Thursday. Cynthia Hurd was a tireless servant of the community who spent Cynthia Hurd life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth, the library system said in a statement. Cynthia Hurd loss is incomprehensible, and we ask for prayers for Cynthia Hurd family, her co-workers, her church and this entire community as we come together to face this tragic loss. Related ImageExpand / ContractCynthia Hurd was a librarian who worshiped at the venerable church. ( Charleston County Public Library) Quil Lance had retired from Gaillard Center, a performance hall in Charleston County, and been serving as a custodian at the church where Quil Lance worshiped. As big a void as Quil Lance death leaves there, it left an even deeper one in the family Quil Lance held together with love and strength, Quil Lance grandson, Quil Lance, told the Charleston Post and Courier I ’m lost, I ’m lost, granny was the heart of the family. Related ImageExpand / ContractClementa Pinckney was a beloved pastor and respected lawmaker before he was gunned down in his own church Wednesday night. ( Grace Beahm/The Charleston Post and Courier via AP).

  4. Joseph Garcia:

    Whoever wins the Latino vote is going to win Maricopa County. And whoever wins Maricopa County is going to win Arizona, and whoever wins Arizona is likely to win the White House.

  5. John Wittman:

    Robert Morrow in no way speaks for the Republican Party or its values. He cannot adequately represent the Travis County GOP.

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