county Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “county” in the English Dictionary

"county" in British English

See all translations

countynoun [C]

uk   /ˈkaʊn.ti/  us   /ˈkaʊn.t̬i/ (written abbreviation Co.)
B2 a political division of the UK or Ireland, forming the largest unit of local government, or the largest political division of a state in the US: County Antrim A county usually consists of several towns and the rural areas that surround them. Rutland is the smallest county in England. Texas is divided into 254 counties.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

countyadjective

uk   /ˈkaʊn.ti/  us   /ˈkaʊn.t̬i/ UK usually disapproving
(Definition of county from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"county" in American English

See all translations

countynoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑʊnt·i/
the largest political division of most states in the US: Texas is divided into 254 counties.
(Definition of county from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of county?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“county” in British English

That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
by ,
May 18, 2016
by Kate Woodford We all need words and phrases for saying that things are good or great – that we find them nice or very nice. This post aims to give you more ways to say that you like, or really like, something. Starting with a very frequent adjective; lovely is used a lot in UK English

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More