noun, plural coun·ties.
Origin of county1
Origin of county2
Examples from the Web for county
Contemporary Examples of county
Will Christian pharmacists, county clerks, florists, and for-profit wedding chapels really withdraw from society, as you describe?Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around
December 14, 2014
After all, not every county medical examiner can spot CTE on microscopic slides.Will the NCAA Let Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge Die in Vain?
December 1, 2014
There is something irrevocable-feeling about couples tying the knot on the steps of the county courthouse.Gay Marriage Chaos Begins
November 11, 2014
We are and always have been a country of city and county, downtowns and small towns.Andrew Cuomo Ignores Rural New York
November 8, 2014
This creates a fierce political competition between city and county governments and within county governments.Ferguson and the Urban-Suburban Race Conflict
August 18, 2014
Historical Examples of county
Reflecting, by your ostentation, upon all the ladies in the county, who do not as you do.
Were I a man, she should suppose I was aiming to carry the county—Popularity!
Mr. Burke, don't you know from what county of fairyland Helen hails?The Bacillus of Beauty
"The jail of the county is at Welland, the county town," replied the constable.In the Midst of Alarms
The station for which we are bound is Elgin, the county town of Morayshire.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
noun plural -ties
- 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
- (as modifier)county cricket
Word Origin for county
c.1300, from Anglo-French counte, from Late Latin comitatus "jurisdiction of a count," from Latin comes (see count (n.)); replaced Old English scir "shire."