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County meaning

county - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. the largest administrative district within a state; " the county plans to build a new road"
  2. 2. An earldom; the domain of a count or earl.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A count; an earl or lord.
  5. 5. District of country with local jurisdiction; subdivision of a state.

county - examples of usage

  1. He must leave, because on the morrow he has to hold a Court in another part of the county. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. They were all anxious to teach him the business of the county, and the more he endeavoured to learn from them the cleverer they thought him. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. He ignored the depression altogether- could not see that it existed in that county at all. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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