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

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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. Webster County:

    I did Webster County and I hold Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs responsible.

  2. Jake Carstens:

    Every mile of the Gulf Coast and Atlantic coast has been under a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watch or Warning, except for one single county with coastline : Wakulla County, Florida Panhandle.

  3. Krystal Kenney:

    I learned that Patrick Frazee had committed a homicide on approximately Nov. 22, 2018 in Teller County. I knew that law enforcement would be investigating that crime. I moved the victim's cell phone with the intent to impair the phone's availability in the investigation.

  4. Democrat David Crowley:

    We have had a fire under fire under our belly for the past four years. And thinking about Wisconsin and how the President won with just 20,000 votes, we have to do better, being the first African American elected to this seat, I am making it a point to make sure that we get out as many African Americans here in Milwaukee County.

  5. Randi Weingarten:

    I’m optimistic because people get what’s going on in this county and they understand what the forces are against us, and we are pushing forward together.

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