Definition of County

1. 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. Noun. (United States) the largest administrative district within a state. "The county plans to build a new road"

Definition of County

1. n. An earldom; the domain of a count or earl.

Definition of County

1. Noun. (historical) The land ruled by a count or a countess. ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. Noun. A definitive geographic region, without direct administrative functions, as in ''traditional county''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of County

1. an administrative division of a state [n -TIES]

County Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of County

countryseats
countryship
countryside
countrysides
countrywide
countrywoman
countrywomen
counts
counts/minute
counts angels on pinheads
counts coup
countship
countships
countwheel
countwheels
county (current term)
county agent
county council
county courthouse
county fair
county family
county line
county palatine
county seat
county seats
county town
countyhood
countylike
countywide
coup

Literary usage of County

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1913)
"... Extent of experimental road work 107 Experimental roads constructed in 1910 115 Bureau county, Walnut 115 Cass county, Beardstown 117 Effingham county, ..."

2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"Knox county. Reports in hands of printer, Winnebago 1 Maps completed, ... Cumberland county. No. 8. Edwards county. Maps to be prepared and placed in ..."

3. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"libraries, meaning libraries large or small associated in the county system, ... Los Angeles county with its enormous area of nearly four thousand square ..."

4. Bulletin by Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (1921)
"CHAPTER VIII THE CITY AND county OF KENOSHA KENOSHA county The present Kenosha county was a part of Milwaukee county until 1836, and was included in Racine ..."

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