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. Chris Hollins:

    The Governor's suppressive tactics should not be tolerated, and tonight's ruling shows that the law is on the side of( the) Texas voter, seniors and voters with disabilities across Harris County need these drop-off locations to deliver their mail ballots safely and conveniently during the global pandemic. We shouldn't be playing politics with voters' lives.

  2. Mark Green:

    Let me say this about autism, i have committed to people in my community, up in Montgomery County, to stand on the CDC's desk and get the real data on vaccines. Because there is some concern that the rise in autism is the result of the preservatives that are in our vaccines.

  3. Tom Wolf:

    Across the state, dedicated county workers are ready to tirelessly make sure everyone's vote counts.

  4. Health System CEO Gerald Cayer:

    If we can pause the service and now focus on recruiting nurses who are vaccinated, we will be able to reengage in delivering babies here in Lewis County.

  5. James Manning:

    I have watched the video several times and there is no doubt that the video is extremely disturbing, as the parent of a daughter in Richland School District Two I can assure you that we are taking this matter very seriously. The district superintendent has been in constant contact with the Richland County Sheriff to express our concern over this matter and the district has banned the deputy in question from all District Two property.

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