Definition of "county" []

  • The largest administrative division of most states in the United States. (noun)
  • A territorial division exercising administrative, judicial, and political functions in Great Britain and Ireland. (noun)
  • The territory under the jurisdiction of a count or earl. (noun)
  • The people living in a county. (noun)
  • Any of the administrative or geographic subdivisions of certain states, esp any of the major units into which England and Wales are or have been divided for purposes of local government (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • An electoral division in a rural area (noun)
  • The lands under the jurisdiction of a count or earl (noun)
  • Having the characteristics and habits of the inhabitants of country houses and estates, esp an upper-class accent and an interest in horses, dogs, etc (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "county" in a sentence
  • "MIKE ANTONOVICH, LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR: They want to cash in on this hot real estate market and they want to ship out all of the so-called homeless into other parts of the county."
  • "MOOSE: I would encourage us to remember a few hours ago how County Executive Doug Duncan talked about the mood of the people at the Taste of Bethesda, people at soccer games, people at Little League football, people moving about the county."
  • "In 1898 he started a County Fair to spur the ambition of the Negro farmers of the county."