['kaʊntɪ] or ['kaʊnti]
(noun.) (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government; 'the county has a population of 12,345 people'.
(noun.) (United States) the largest administrative district within a state; 'the county plans to build a new road'.
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(n.) An earldom; the domain of a count or earl.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A count; an earl or lord.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
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See Count (1).
- Men are vain of the beauty of their country, of their county, of their parish. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- The county police ought to make something of that, said he; why, it is surely obvious that-- But I held up a warning finger. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- At this point, where my pipe is now resting, a county constable was on duty from twelve to six. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- The first railroads to be built were principally branches of the Liverpool and Manchester one, and chiefly located in the mining and manufacturing county of Lancaster. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- I doubt whether Chettam would not have been more severe, and yet he comes down on me as if I were the hardest man in the county. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Martha painted flowers exquisitely and furnished half the charity bazaars in the county. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Jim's master don't live in this county; he isn't known in these parts. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- I am proud to have been born in the same county and parish as yourself. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- The Reverend Bute Crawley was a tall, stately, jolly, shovel-hatted man, far more popular in his county than the Baronet his brother. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- They say he is the most retrogressive man in the county. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- In a few years he removed from Ravenna, and set up the same business at Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- The inventory of his estate, filed in the Probate Court of Cook County, Ill. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Soon after this he emigrated to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and settled near the town of Greensburg in that county. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- What business has an old county man to come currying favor with a low set of dark-blue freemen? George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Again, what community is it that is to own the collective property; is it to be the sovereign or the township or the county or the nation or mankind? H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- When the trade had extended into all the surrounding counties, however, the new business needed another prime essential of industry--transportation facilities. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Many counties, I believe, are called the garden of England, as well as Surry. Jane Austen. Emma.
- To the end the largest city states of Greece remained smaller than many English counties; and some had an area of only a few square miles. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- The throes of a sort of moral earthquake were felt heaving under the hills of the northern counties. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- But in the particular counties of Kent and Sussex, the restrictions are still more troublesome. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- The frontier counties all along the continent having been frequently ravaged by the enemy, and greatly impoverished, are able to pay very little tax. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- Our little town of Windsor, in which the survivors from the neighbouring counties were chiefly assembled, wore a melancholy aspect. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- Settlers, too, came from distant counties, some with an alarming novelty of skill, others with an offensive advantage in cunning. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- The redwoods grow in the fog belt in the counties bordering the coast from Monterey Bay north to the Oregon line. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- The Capital and Counties Bank, Oxford Street branch are my agents. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- We have touched on three English counties in our short drive, starting in Middlesex, passing over an angle of Surrey, and ending in Kent. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Betimes he enjoyed himself in society and in trips to the counties. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- One man paid McCormick $1,333 for the reaper agency of eight counties, another $500 for the right in five other counties, and a business man offered $2,500 for the agency in southern Virginia. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- He constructed geological maps of Somerset and fourteen other English counties, to which the attention of the Board of Agricultu re was called. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- Very well, then; here's this warrant got by Mr. Tulkinghorn of Lincoln's Inn Fields, and backed into half-a-dozen counties since. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.