noun (plural counties)
1(In the US) a political and administrative division of a state, providing certain local governmental services.
- His spending blazed a new path through the county's usual political circuit.
- Meanwhile, the man and his family have retaliated against the county and its political system.
- The county has a political structure that has pushed for integrated housing and public facilities.
1.1A territorial division of some countries, forming the chief unit of local administration.
- England is also a culture of many smaller regionalisms, still centered on the old governmental unit of the county and the local villages and towns.
- But he claimed highways chiefs from the county's local councils had been insistent that the 11 additional sites were needed now.
- Residents will have the chance to express their views and concerns about local policing to the county's chief constable in a live webchat next week.
countywide adjective& adverb
- Example sentences
- Sales countywide declined 24 percent, compared to the first quarter of last year, and the median price declined 2 percent.
- There are 40 to 50 children on the waiting list countywide, she said.
- By comparison, homes countywide have appreciated just 31 percent in the past four years.
Words that rhyme with countybounty, Mountie
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