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I was pulled out of Omaha when I was younger because my father started to work, when he was done serving as county commissioner, at Archer Daniels Midland.
Howard Warren Buffett

Meaning of "county" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COUNTY

From Old French conté land belonging to a count, from Late Latin comitātus office of a count, from comescount².
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COUNTY

county  [ˈkaʊntɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COUNTY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
County can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES COUNTY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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 districts 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.

Definition of county in the English dictionary

The first definition of county in the dictionary is 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. Other definition of county is an electoral division in a rural area. County is also the lands under the jurisdiction of a count or earl.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COUNTY


Alicante
ˌælɪˈkæntɪ
ante
ˈæntɪ
anti
ˈæntɪ
avanti
æˈvæntɪ
bounty
ˈbaʊntɪ
Dante
ˈdæntɪ
Durante
dəˈræntɪ
infante
ɪnˈfæntɪ
intercounty
ˌɪntəˈkaʊntɪ
monte
ˈmɒntɪ
Mountie
ˈmaʊntɪ
Mounty
ˈmaʊntɪ
multicounty
ˌmʌltɪˈkaʊntɪ
noncounty
ˌnɒnˈkaʊntɪ
plenty
ˈplɛntɪ
subcounty
ˈsʌbˌkaʊntɪ
twenty
ˈtwɛntɪ
uncertainty
ʌnˈsɜːtəntɪ
viscounty
ˈvaɪkaʊntɪ
warranty
ˈwɒrəntɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COUNTY

countryside
Countryside Agency
Countryside Commission
countrywide
countrywoman
counts palatine
countship
county agent
county borough
county clerk
county council
county court
county cricket
county family
county jail
county palatine
county police
county prison
county seat
county town

WORDS THAT END LIKE COUNTY

Aunty
bunty
flaunty
jaunty
metropolitan county
punty
Queen Anne´s Bounty
Queen´s County
runty
scrunty
vaunty
vice-county

Synonyms and antonyms of county in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COUNTY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «county» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of county

Translation of «county» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COUNTY

Find out the translation of county to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of county from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «county» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 郡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

condado
570 millions of speakers

English

county
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

काउंटी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مقاطعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

графство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

condado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিভাগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

comté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Daerah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Grafschaft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

영국, 아일랜드 및 미국에서 자치구
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Negoro
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hạt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவுண்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काउंटी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kontluk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contea
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

powiatu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

графство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

județ
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κομητεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

County
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

län
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fylke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of county

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COUNTY»

The term «county» is very widely used and occupies the 1.818 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COUNTY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «county» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «county» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about county

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «COUNTY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word county.
1
Sherry Argov
If you've ever noticed, beauty pageants are a lot like county fairs. The farmers show the cows the same way. They walk their prized Jersey cow across a stage in front of an audience with judges, and maybe the cow even twirls around a couple of times. Then the winning cow gets a satin ribbon draped over it, which has the title and the year on it.
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John Aubrey
The silver Thames takes some part of this county in its journey to Oxford.
3
Russell Baker
My natural instinct after doing something shameful is not to rush into the street boasting about it but to put on dark glasses and head for the next county, hoping nobody notices I've been in the neighborhood.
4
Katharine Lee Bates
Shakespeare's frequent horseback journeys from London to Stratford, and from Stratford to London, must have made him familiar with the county of Oxfordshire.
5
Bob Beauprez
In my native Boulder county, Colorado, the fracking fanatics are out in force. They are marching door-to-door, petitions and mythology in hand, and they are storming city council and county commissioner meetings.
6
Jello Biafra
Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those - but it's really important who's mayor and who's on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board.
7
Terry Brooks
I remember one winter, when I was about five or six, I spent three days with another boy, tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away, but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood.
8
Howard Warren Buffett
I was pulled out of Omaha when I was younger because my father started to work, when he was done serving as county commissioner, at Archer Daniels Midland.
9
Homaro Cantu
From food trucks to hot dog stands to county fair favorites, 'street food' has enjoyed a rich and storied history in American cuisine. However, street food has been around for thousands of years. In fact, street food is believed to have originated as far back as Ancient Rome.
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Arthur Capper
County government can be simplified greatly by reorganizing and consolidating some of the offices, making others appointive, and reducing salaries in keeping with the salaries paid by private business for the performance of similar duties.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COUNTY»

Discover the use of county in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to county and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story
Based on the true story of Matt Bondurant's grandfather and two granduncles, The Wettest County in the World is a gripping tale of brotherhood, greed, and murder.
Matt Bondurant, 2008
2
Overton County, Tennessee: Genealogical Records
Principal contents include the following: Abstracts of Deeds, Wills, Grants, and Minutes from Overton County Deed Books; Legislative Petitions, 1801-1860; Officers in the Tennessee Militia, 1807-1811; Pensioners in Overton and Adjoining ...
‎1967
3
History of Carroll County, Tennessee
Spine title: Christian County, Kentucky.
Turner, 1987
4
Related Families of Botetourt County, Virginia
This is the definitive work on Americans taken prisoner during the Revolutionary War.
J. William Austin, II, Rebecca H. R. Austin, 2000
5
Orange County: A Personal History
The story began in 1918, when Gustavo Arellano's great-grandfather and grandfather arrived in the United States, only to be met with flying potatoes.
Gustavo Arellano, 2008
6
Families of Cabarrus County, North Carolina, 1792-1815
This new book is a systematic presentation of all known information on Cabarrus County, North Carolina families from its inception until the end of the War of 1812.
Kathleen Marler, 2004
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Marriages of Goochland County, Virginia, 1733-1815
The Goochland County marriage register upon which this work is based refers to some 3,000 brides and grooms and to another 2,000 associated persons (parents, sureties, and witnesses) mentioned in the register.
‎1979
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A Sand County Almanac
" With this gift edition of A Sand County Almanac, a new generation of readers can walk beside one of America's most respected naturalists as he conveys the beauty of a marsh before sunrise or the wealth of history to be found in an ancient ...
Aldo Leopold, 2001
9
Henry County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1849
Most of the entries are based upon marriage bonds, which are arranged alphabetically by the husband's surname. Brides are indexed in a separate alphabetical sequence.
‎1976
10
Genealogical Records of Buckingham County, Virginia
From documents in the Virginia State Library and the University of Virginia's Alderman Library, and from materials still in private hands, the compiler of this book has amassed a genealogical record of the county--not continuous and ...
Edythe Johns Rucker Whitley, 1984

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COUNTY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term county is used in the context of the following news items.
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Marion County reinstates Confederate flag
Members of the Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to reinstate the Confederate flag atop a county ... «WKMG Orlando, Jul 15»
2
Bicyclist killed in Warren County hit-and-run
Christopher Hughes was arrested Tuesday evening in connection with a hit-and-run that left a bicyclist dead in Warren County. Steven L. «Journal and Courier, Jul 15»
3
Grant to restore Niagara County Head Start
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - One month after the closure of Niagara County Head Start forced them out of a job, one hundred former employees ... «WKBW-TV, Jul 15»
4
Tarrant County can't take passport applications because of 'issue …
The Tarrant County district clerk's office cannot process passport applications until an investigation into a “possible infraction” is completed by ... «Fort Worth Star Telegram, Jul 15»
5
Mecklenburg County approves funds for body cams
The Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office is ready to buy at least 125 body cameras for its deputies, which is enough for the entire field division ... «WSOC Charlotte, Jul 15»
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County Attorney vacancy attracts four candidates
Prosecutor Linda Fangman questions witness Tyler Phipps on Tuesday during Zachary Church's trial in Black Hawk County District Court. «Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Jul 15»
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Supes approve lease for county attorney office at Havasu PD
The Mohave County Attorney will retain office space at the Lake Havasu City Police Department for at least another year after the county ... «Today's News-Herald, Jul 15»
8
St. Joseph County commissioners reject hiking property taxes to …
Since 2004, the state has been gradually reducing the county's cumulative property tax funds, such as its two bridge funds, to prevent a windfall ... «South Bend Tribune, Jul 15»
9
Residents share photos for county history book
Leigh Ann Grieder of Carlock brought a photograph of her great-grandfather Ali Stahly and the threshing party taken in 1895 to be scanned for ... «Bloomington Pantagraph, Jul 15»
10
Former Rockingham County teacher pleads guilty to sexual activities …
WENTWORTH, N.C. — A former Rockingham County Middle School teacher pleaded guilty Tuesday on charges related to inappropriate ... «myfox8.com, Jul 15»

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