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county

 
Noun county has 2 senses
  1. county - a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government; "the county has a population of 12,345 people"
    --1 is a kind of
    region, part
    --1 has parts: county seat, county courthouse
    --1 has particulars:
     Home Counties; Avon; Berkshire; Cornwall; Cumbria; Devon, Devonshire; Essex; Gloucestershire; Hampshire; Hertfordshire; Kent; Somerset; East Sussex; West Sussex; Leicestershire, Leicester; Lincolnshire; Northumberland; Surrey; North Yorkshire; West Yorkshire; South Yorkshire; Wight, Isle of Wight
  2. county - the largest administrative district within a state; "the county plans to build a new road"
    --2 is a kind of
    administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
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