What does County mean?

Definitions for County
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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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. Peter Hotez:

    At least in the metro areas, we've got people wearing masks now, the bars are closed and we've got some advocacy coming out of the county judge and the mayor, i don't know how much this will really slow this incredibly aggressive rise. It's like trying to stop a train coming down the tracks.

  2. Tom Ryan:

    David Bogdanov and Nikki went to a residence in the county and at that time( Nikki) confirmed to David Bogdanov that she was biologically male. David Bogdanov gave a statement saying that made David Bogdanov really, really uncomfortable and disturbed David Bogdanov, and David Bogdanov asked Nikki to get out of David Bogdanov van and she walked away.

  3. Doug Ford:

    Make no mistake, God help this county, it will be an absolute disaster if Justin Trudeau and (Ontario Liberal Premier) Kathleen Wynne were running this country.

  4. Judge Peter Cahill:

    The physical limitations of( the courtroom), the largest in the Hennepin County Government Center, make it impossible to comply with Covid-19 physical restrictions in a joint trial involving all four defendants beginning March 8, 2021 given the number of lawyers and support personnel the parties have now advised the Court are expected to be present during trial.

  5. Ben Warlick:

    It would be hard for anyone to really make a lot of money attacking states because every county is different, creating a large nationwide system would just be too difficult to set up.

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