Pronunciation: (koun'tē), [key]
pl. -ties.

1. the largest administrative division of a U.S. state: Miami, Florida, is in Dade County.
2. one of the chief administrative divisions of a country or state, as in Great Britain and Ireland.
3. one of the larger divisions for purposes of local administration, as in Canada and New Zealand.
4. the territory of a county, esp. its rural areas: We farmed out in the county before moving to town.
5. the inhabitants of a county: It was supposed to be a secret, but you told the whole county.
6. the domain of a count or earl.


Pronunciation: (koun'tē), [key]
n. Obs.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

countshipcounty agent
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