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

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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. Kelly Smallridge:

    When the governor went after these institutes to come to Florida, we didn’t realize the amount of infrastructure that needed to be in place, you don’t just go and pluck two institutes and put them in a county and expect the industry overall to thrive and for companies to flock here.

  2. Dallas County:

    We've seen it go down to around 15,000 doses per week in Dallas County.

  3. Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward:

    The people on the refuge -- and those who they have called to our community -- obviously have no consideration for the wishes or needs of the people of Harney County, if they did, they, too, would work to bring this situation to a peaceful close.

  4. Jim Emison:

    Back in those days black people couldn’t vote in Haywood County, that’s what caused all of this. That’s why Elbert Williams died. [He] was trying to get the vote.

  5. Van Drew:

    One of the county chairman came to me and said,' I have to speak with you.' And I said,' sure' and sat down. He said,' I just want to let you know that you have to vote for impeachment.' I said,' What do you mean ?' He said,' You've got to vote for impeachment. If you don't, you're not going to be able to run in my county,' for all the years that I have worked so hard and tried to give so much, not only to the party, but to everybody.... it all boils down to one vote, that I may have my own individual opinion on one vote and that is not going to be allowed ? I'm going to be punished for that ? And that's when I knew.

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