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