1. [ noun ] (government,geography) the largest administrative district within a state

"the county plans to build a new road"

Related terms: region administrative_district Kent Lincolnshire Cornwall Berkshire hampshire North_Yorkshire West_Yorkshire South_Yorkshire isle_of_wight avon Leicestershire gloucestershire devon somerset east_sussex west_sussex northumberland home_counties essex hertfordshire surrey cumbria county_seat US
2. [ adjective ] of or relating to or maintained or administered by a county

"county roads" "county politics" "the county courthouse"

Similar spelling:   count