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counterconditioning
/kown'teuhr keuhn dish"euh ning/, n. Psychol. the extinction of an undesirable response to a stimulus through the introduction of a more desirable, often incompatible, ...
countercoup
/kown"teuhr kooh'/, pl. countercoups /-koohz'/. n. a coup aimed at the replacement of a government that itself achieved power through an earlier coup. [1960-65; COUNTER- + ...
countercry
n., pl. countercries. * * *
countercultural
See counterculture. * * *
counterculture
—countercultural, adj. —counterculturist, counterculturalist, n. /kown"teuhr kul'cheuhr/, n. the culture and lifestyle of those people, esp. among the young, who reject or ...
counterculturist
See countercultural. * * *
countercurrent
—countercurrently, adv. /kown"teuhr kerr'euhnt/, n. 1. a current running in an opposite direction to another current. 2. a movement, opinion, mood, etc., contrary to the ...
countercurrent distribution
▪ chemistry       in chemistry, a multistage solvent-extraction process, one of many separation methods that can be employed in chemical ...
countercurrently
See countercurrent. * * *
countercyclical
/kown'teuhr suy"kli keuhl, -sik"li-/, adj. opposing the trend of a business or economic cycle; countervailing: a countercyclical monetary policy. [COUNTER- + CYCLICAL] * * *
counterdemonstrate
v.i., counterdemonstrated, counterdemonstrating. * * *
counterearth
/kown"teuhr errth'/, n. (in Pythagorean astronomy) a planet, out of sight from our part of the earth, whose shadow upon the sun and moon, cast by a central fire that is also out ...
countereconomy
/kown'teuhr i kon"euh mee/, n., pl. countereconomies. an economy operating simultaneously with or in opposition to the established economic system. [COUNTER- + ECONOMY] * * *
countereducational
n.; countereducationally, adv. * * *
counterespionage
/kown'teuhr es"pee euh nahzh', -nij/, n. the detection and frustration of enemy espionage. [1895-1900; COUNTER- + ESPIONAGE] * * * ▪ international ...
counterexample
/kown"teuhr ig zam'peuhl, -zahm'-/, n. an example that refutes an assertion or claim. [1955-60; COUNTER- + EXAMPLE] * * *
counterfactual
—counterfact, n. —counterfactually, adv. /kown'teuhr fak"chooh euhl/, n. Logic. a conditional statement the first clause of which expresses something contrary to fact, as "If ...
counterfeit
—counterfeiter, n. —counterfeitly, adv. —counterfeitness, n. /kown"teuhr fit'/, adj. 1. made in imitation so as to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine; not ...
counterfeiter
See counterfeit. * * *
counterfeiting
Crime of making an unauthorized imitation of a genuine article, typically money, with the intent to deceive or defraud. Because of the value conferred on money and the high ...
counterfire
n., v.i., counterfired, counterfiring. * * *
counterfoil
/kown"teuhr foyl'/, n. Chiefly Brit. a part of a bank check, money order, etc., that is kept by the issuer and on which a record of the transaction is made; stub. [1700-10; ...
counterforce
/kown"teuhr fawrs', -fohrs'/, n. a contrary or opposing force, tendency, etc. [1600-10; COUNTER- + FORCE] * * *
counterfort
/kown"teuhr fawrt', -fohrt'/, n. 1. a buttress, esp. one for strengthening a basement wall against the pressure of earth. 2. a cantilevered weight, as in a retaining wall, having ...
counterglow
/kown"teuhr gloh'/, n. Astron. gegenschein. [1850-55; trans. of G Gegenschein. See COUNTER-, GLOW] * * *
counterhypothesis
n., pl. counterhypotheses. * * *
counterinfluence
n., v.t., counterinfluenced, counterinfluencing. * * *
counterinsurgency
—counterinsurgent, n., adj. /kown'teuhr in serr"jeuhn see/, n., pl. counterinsurgencies, adj. n. 1. a program or an act of combating guerrilla warfare and subversion. adj. 2. ...
counterinsurgent
See counterinsurgency. * * *
counterintelligence
/kown'teuhr in tel"i jeuhns/, n. 1. the activity of an intelligence service employed in thwarting the efforts of an enemy's intelligence agents to gather information or commit ...
counterintuition
coun·ter·in·tu·i·tion (koun'tər-ĭn'to͞o-ĭshʹən, -tyo͞o-) n. Intuition that is contrary to what one would expect. * * *
counterintuitive
/kown'teuhr in tooh"i tiv, -tyooh"-/, adj. counter to what intuition would lead one to expect: The direction we had to follow was counterintuitive - we had to go north first ...
counterintuitively
See counterintuitive. * * *
counterirritant
/kown'teuhr ir"i teuhnt/, n. 1. Med. an agent for producing inflammation in superficial tissues to relieve pain or inflammation in deeper structures. 2. any irritation or ...
counterirritation
See counterirritant. * * *
counterjumper
/kown"teuhr jum'peuhr/, n. Slang (older use). a clerk in a retail store. [1820-30; COUNTER1 + JUMPER1] * * *
counterlight
v. /kown'teuhr luyt"/; n. /kown"teuhr luyt'/, v., counterlighted or counterlit, counterlighting, n. v.t. 1. to light (an interior) with windows or lights on opposite sides. 2. to ...
counterman
/kown"teuhr man'/, n., pl. countermen. a person who waits on customers from behind a counter, as in a cafeteria. [1850-55; COUNTER1 + MAN1] * * *
countermand
—countermandable, adj. v. /kown'teuhr mand", -mahnd", kown"teuhr mand', -mahnd'/; n. /kown"teuhr mand', -mahnd'/, v.t. 1. to revoke or cancel (a command, order, etc.). 2. to ...
countermanifesto
n., pl. countermanifestoes. * * *
countermarch
n. /kown"teuhr mahrch'/; v. /kown'teuhr mahrch", kown"teuhr mahrch'/, n. 1. a march back over the same ground. 2. a complete reversal of conduct or measures. v.i. 3. to execute a ...
countermark
n. /kown"teuhr mahrk'/; v. /kown'teuhr mahrk"/, Numis. n. 1. Also called counterstamp. a sign or device stamped on a coin after its minting. v.t. 2. to stamp (a coin) with a ...
countermeasure
/kown"teuhr mezh'euhr/, n. an opposing, offsetting, or retaliatory measure. [1920-25; COUNTER- + MEASURE] * * *
countermelody
/kown"teuhr mel'euh dee/, n., pl. countermelodies. a melody heard, played, or sung simultaneously with another melody as an integral part of the composition. [1930-35; COUNTER- + ...
countermemo
n., pl. countermemos. * * *
countermigration
/kown'teuhr muy gray"sheuhn/, n. a migration in the opposite direction. [COUNTER- + MIGRATION] * * *
countermine
n. /kown"teuhr muyn'/; v. /kown'teuhr muyn", kown"teuhr muyn'/, n., v., countermined, countermining. n. 1. Mil. a mine intended to intercept or destroy an enemy mine. 2. a ...
countermove
n. v., countermoved, countermoving. * * *
countermyth
n. * * *
counteroffensive
/kown'teuhr euh fen"siv, kown"teuhr euh fen'-/, n. Mil. an attack by an army against an attacking enemy force. [1915-20; COUNTER- + OFFENSIVE] * * *
counteroffer
/kown'teuhr aw"feuhr, -of"euhr, kown"teuhr aw'feuhr, -of'euhr/, n. an offer or proposal made to offset or substitute for an earlier offer made by another. [1780-90; COUNTER- + ...
counterorder
n., v. * * *
counterpane
—counterpaned, adj. /kown"teuhr payn'/, n. Older Use. a quilt or coverlet for a bed; bedspread. [1425-75; COUNTER- + PANE (in obs. sense bedspread); r. late ME counterpoynte < ...
counterpart
/kown"teuhr pahrt'/, n. 1. a person or thing closely resembling another, esp. in function: Our president is the counterpart of your prime minister. 2. a copy; duplicate. 3. Law. ...
counterperson
/kown"teuhr perr'seuhn/, n. a person who waits on customers from behind a counter, as in a cafeteria. [COUNTER(MAN) + -PERSON] Usage. See -person. * * *
counterpetition
n., v. * * *
counterphobic
/kown'teuhr foh"bik/, adj. Psychiatry. seeking out a situation that one fears in an attempt to overcome the fear. [COUNTER- + -PHOBIC] * * *
counterpicket
n., v. * * *
counterpin
/kown"teuhr pin'/, n. South Midland and Southern U.S. bedspread. Also called county pin. [alter., by folk etym., of COUNTERPANE] * * *
counterplan
/kown"teuhr plan'/, n. 1. an opposing plan. 2. an alternative or substitute plan. [1780-90; COUNTER- + PLAN] * * *
counterplay
n. * * *
counterplea
/kown"teuhr plee'/, n. Law. an answering plea, as a plaintiff's response to a defendant's plea. [1555-65; COUNTER- + PLEA] * * *
counterplot
n., v. /kown"teuhr plot'/; v. also /kown'teuhr plot"/, n., v., counterplotted, counterplotting. n. 1. a plot directed against another plot. 2. Literature. a secondary theme in a ...
counterploy
n. * * *
counterpoint
/kown"teuhr poynt'/, n. 1. Music. the art of combining melodies. 2. Music. the texture resulting from the combining of individual melodic lines. 3. a melody composed to be ...
counterpoise
/kown"teuhr poyz'/, n., v., counterpoised, counterpoising. n. 1. a counterbalancing weight. 2. any equal and opposing power or force. 3. the state of being in equilibrium; ...
counterpose
/kown'teuhr pohz"/, v.t., counterposed, counterposing. to offer or place in opposition, response, or contrast. [1585-95; COUNTER- + (PRO)POSE] * * *
counterpower
n. * * *
counterpressure
/kown"teuhr presh'euhr/, n. pressure in the opposite direction or with opposing effect. [1645-55; COUNTER- + PRESSURE] * * *
counterproductive
—counterproductively, adv. /kown'teuhr preuh duk"tiv/, adj. thwarting the achievement of an intended goal; tending to defeat one's purpose: Living on credit while trying to ...
counterproductively
See counterproductive. * * *
counterprogram
coun·ter·pro·gram (kounʹtər-prō'grăm, -grəm) v. coun·ter·pro·grammed, or coun·ter·pro·gramed coun·ter·pro·gram·ming, or coun·ter·pro·gram·ing ...
counterprogramming
counterprogramming [kount΄ər prō′gram΄iŋ] n. TV the practice of scheduling a program opposite another program, esp. a popular one, that appeals to a different kind of ...
counterpropaganda
/kown"teuhr prop'euh gan"deuh/, n. propaganda to offset or nullify unfriendly or enemy propaganda. [COUNTER- + PROPAGANDA] * * *
counterproposal
/kown"teuhr preuh poh"zeuhl/, n. a proposal offered to offset or substitute for a preceding one. [1880-85; COUNTER- + PROPOSAL] * * *
counterproposition
/kown"teuhr prop'euh zish"euhn/, n. a proposition made in place of or in opposition to a preceding one. [1860-65; COUNTER- + PROPOSITION] * * *
counterpunch
/kown"teuhr punch'/, n. counterblow. [1675-85; COUNTER- + PUNCH1] * * *
counterpuncher
See counterpunch. * * *
counterpurchase
/kown"teuhr perr'cheuhs/, n. barter, esp. of products or materials between international companies or importers and exporters. * * *
counterquestion
n., v. * * *
counterraid
n., v. * * *
counterrally
n., pl. counterrallies, v., counterrallied, counterrallying. * * *
counterreformation
/kown"teuhr ref'euhr may"sheuhn/, n. a reformation opposed to or counteracting a previous reformation. [1830-40; COUNTER- + REFORMATION, as trans. of G Gegenreformation] * * *
counterreply
n. /kown"teuhr ri pluy'/; v. /kown'teuhr ri pluy", kown"teuhr ri pluy'/, n., pl. counterreplies, v., counterreplied, counterreplying. n. 1. a reply made in response to a reply; ...
counterrevolution
/kown"teuhr rev'euh looh"sheuhn/, n. 1. a revolution against a government recently established by a revolution. 2. a political movement that resists revolutionary ...
counterrevolutionary
/kown"teuhr rev'euh looh"sheuh ner'ee/, adj., n., pl. counterrevolutionaries. adj. 1. characteristic of or resulting from a counterrevolution. 2. opposing a revolution or ...
counterrevolutionist
See counterrevolutionary. * * *
counterrotating
/kown"teuhr roh"tay ting, kown'-/, adj. Mach. (of two corresponding or similar moving parts) rotating in opposite directions: counterrotating propellers. [COUNTER- + ROTATING] * ...
counterscarp
/kown"teuhr skahrp'/, n. Fort. the exterior slope or wall of the ditch of a fort, supporting the covered way. See diag. under bastion. [1565-75; COUNTER- + SCARP1 (modeled on It ...
countershading
/kown"teuhr shay'ding/, n. Zool. the development of dark colors on parts usually exposed to the sun and of light colors on parts usually shaded, esp. as serving for protection or ...
countershaft
—countershafting, n. /kown"teuhr shaft', -shahft'/, n. Mach. jackshaft (def. 1). [1860-65; COUNTER- + SHAFT] * * *
countershot
n. * * *
countersign
n., v. /kown"teuhr suyn'/; v. also /kown'teuhr suyn"/, n. 1. a sign used in reply to another sign. 2. Mil. a secret sign that must be given by authorized persons seeking ...
countersignature
/kown'teuhr sig"neuh cheuhr/, n. a signature added by way of countersigning. [1835-45; COUNTER(SIGN) + SIGNATURE] * * *
countersink
v., n. /kown"teuhr singk'/; v. also /kown'teuhr singk"/, v., countersank, countersunk, countersinking, n. v.t. 1. to enlarge the upper part of (a cavity), esp. by chamfering, to ...
counterspell
n. * * *
counterspy
/kown"teuhr spuy'/, n., pl. counterspies. a spy active in counterespionage. [1935-40; COUNTER- + SPY] * * *
counterstain
n. /kown"teuhr stayn'/; v. /kown'teuhr stayn"/, Histol. n. 1. a second stain of a different color applied to a microscopic specimen and used to color and contrast those parts not ...
counterstamp
n. /kown"teuhr stamp'/; v. /kown"teuhr stamp"/, n. 1. a stamp added to a stamped paper or document as a qualifying mark. 2. Numis. countermark (def. 1). v.t. 3. to stamp (a paper ...
counterstate
v., counterstated, counterstating. * * *
counterstatement
/kown"teuhr stayt'meuhnt/, n. a statement made to deny or refute another statement. [1850-55; COUNTER- + STATEMENT] * * *
counterstep
n., v., counterstepped, counterstepping. * * *
counterstrategy
n., pl. counterstrategies. * * *
counterstroke
/kown"teuhr strohk'/, n. 1. a stroke or blow given in return. 2. Med. contrecoup. [1590-1600; COUNTER- + STROKE1] * * *
counterstyle
n. * * *
countersubject
/kown"teuhr sub"jikt/, n. Music. a theme in a fugue that occurs simultaneously with the second and often the subsequent themes of the main subject. [1850-55; COUNTER- + ...
countersue
/kown"teuhr sooh'/, v., countersued, countersuing. v.t. 1. to bring a civil action against (one's complainant). v.i. 2. to bring a civil action against one's ...
countersuit
n. * * *
countersunk
coun·ter·sunk (kounʹtər-sŭngk') v. Past tense and past participle of countersink. * * *
countertendency
n., pl. countertendencies. * * *
countertenor
/kown"teuhr ten'euhr/, n. Music. 1. an adult male voice or voice part higher than the tenor. 2. a singer with such a voice; a high tenor. Also called male alto. [1350-1400; ME ...
counterterrorism
—counterterrorist, n., adj. /kown'teuhr ter"euh riz'euhm/, n. terrorism in reaction to or retaliation for some previous act of terrorism. [1965-70; COUNTER- + TERRORISM] * * *
counterterrorist
See counterterrorism. * * *
countertop
/kown"teuhr top'/, n. 1. a counter, as in a kitchen, esp. when covered with a heat- and stain-resistant material. adj. 2. designed to fit or be used on a countertop: a countertop ...
countertrade
—countertrader, n. /kown"teuhr trayd'/, n. trade, esp. international trade, carried on for payment wholly or partially in goods instead of cash or credit. [1915-20; COUNTER- + ...
countertrader
See countertrade. * * *
countertransference
/kown'teuhr trans ferr"euhns, -trans"feuhr euhns/, n. Psychoanal. transference on the part of the analyst of repressed feelings aroused by the patient. [COUNTER- + ...
countertrend
n. * * *
counterturn
/kown"teuhr terrn'/, n. 1. a turn in an opposing or contrary direction. 2. an unexpected twist or turn of events in the plot of a story, play, or the like. [1580-90; COUNTER- + ...
countertype
/kown"teuhr tuyp'/, n. 1. a corresponding type. 2. an opposite type. [1615-25; COUNTER- + TYPE] * * *
counteruniversity
n., pl. counteruniversities. * * *
countervail
/kown'teuhr vayl"/, v.t. 1. to act or avail against with equal power, force, or effect; counteract. 2. to furnish an equivalent of or a compensation for; offset. 3. Archaic. to ...
countervailing duty
▪ economics        tariff or tax levied to neutralize the unwanted or unintended effects of other duties. When domestic producers are subject to sales taxes (sales tax) ...
counterview
/kown"teuhr vyooh'/, n. an opposing or contrasting opinion. [1580-90; COUNTER- + VIEW] * * *
counterweigh
/kown'teuhr way"/, v.t., v.i. to counterbalance; counterpoise. [1400-50; late ME countreweyen; see COUNTER-, WEIGH] * * *
counterweight
/kown"teuhr wayt'/, n. 1. a weight used as a counterbalance. v.t. 2. to balance or equip with a counterweight. [1685-95; COUNTER- + WEIGHT] * * *
counterweighted
See counterweight. * * *
counterwoman
coun·ter·wom·an (kounʹtər-wo͝om'ən) n. A woman who tends a counter, as in a diner. * * *
counterword
/kown"teuhr werrd'/, n. 1. a word, often of short-lived popularity, widely used as an almost meaningless, automatic response. 2. a word that has come to be used with a meaning ...
counterwork
—counter-worker, n. n. /kown"teuhr werrk'/; v. /kown'teuhr werrk", kown"teuhr werrk'/, n. 1. work or action to oppose some other work or action. v.i. 2. to work in ...
counterworld
n. * * *
countess
/kown"tis/, n. 1. the wife or widow of a count in the nobility of Continental Europe or of an earl in the British peerage. 2. a woman having the rank of a count or earl in her ...
countian
countian [count′ē ən] n. a native or inhabitant of a certain county * * *
counties
Britain is divided into small administrative regions, many of which are called counties. Three regions, the counties of Essex and Kent and the region of Sussex (which includes ...
counties and county boroughs
➡ local government * * *
Counting
➡ elections * * *
counting house
a building or office used by the accounting and bookkeeping department of a business. [1400-50; late ME] * * *
counting number
Math. See whole number (def. 1). [1960-65] * * *
counting room
counting house. [1705-15] * * *
counting-out rhyme
      gibberish formula used by children, usually as a preliminary to games in which one child must be chosen to take the undesirable role designated as “It” in the ...
countinghouse
countinghouse [kount′iŋ hous΄] n. Now Rare a building or office in which a firm keeps records, handles correspondence, etc.: also called counting room * * ...
countingnumber
counting number n. A natural number. * * *
countless
—countlessly, adv. /kownt"lis/, adj. too numerous to count; innumerable: the countless stars. [1580-90; COUNT1 + -LESS] Syn. numberless, endless, myriad, unlimited. * * *
countlessly
See countless. * * *
countnoun
count noun n. A noun for an object, such as chair, or for an idea, such as experience, that speakers of a language identify as referring to a single entity and that can form a ...
countpalatine
count palatine n. pl. counts palatine 1. a. Any of various noblemen originally exercising certain royal powers within their own domains, especially a count of the Holy Roman ...
Countries Contributing the Largest Numbers of Troops to UN Peacekeeping Missions in 1993, Table
▪ Table (troop strengths vary and should be considered approximate) Country Troops Country Troops France 8,096 Indonesia ...
countrified
—countrifiedness, n. /kun"treuh fuyd'/, adj. 1. rustic or rural in appearance, conduct, etc.: a countrified person; a countrified area amid the suburbs. 2. not sophisticated or ...
countrify
/kun"treuh fuy'/, v.t., countrified, countrifying. to make countrified. [COUNTRY + -FY] * * *
country
/kun"tree/, n., pl. countries, adj. n. 1. a state or nation: What European countries have you visited? 2. the territory of a nation. 3. the people of a district, state, or ...
country and western
country and western n. COUNTRY MUSIC * * *
country and western music
➡ country music * * *
country club
a club, usually in a suburban district, with a clubhouse and grounds, offering various social activities and generally having facilities for tennis, golf, swimming, ...
Country Club Hills
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 14,676. * * *
Country Code
(in Britain) a set of rules to prevent people from harming the environment when they are in the countryside. They must keep dogs under control, for example, and leave no ...
Country codes of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
▪ Table Country codes of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) AFG Afghanistan AHO Netherlands Antilles ALB Albania ALG Algeria AND Andorra ANG Angola ANT Antigua ...
country cousin
a person from the country or from a small town, to whom the sights and activities of a large city are novel and bewildering. [1760-70] * * *
country dance
or contredanse Type of social dance for couples, popular in the 17th century. Derived from English folk dance, the country dance is performed in one of three forms: circular or ...
country dancing
➡ folk dancing * * *
country fever
Older Use. malaria. [1815-25; Amer.] * * *
country fries
Dial. See home fries. Also called country-fried potatoes /kun"tree fruyd'/. * * *
country furniture
      furniture made by country craftsmen, varying from purely functional pieces made by amateurs to expertly constructed and carved work based on luxurious furniture made ...
country gentleman
a wealthy man living in his country home or estate. [1625-35] * * *
country house
a house in the country, esp. a large and impressive house on an estate. [1585-95] * * *
country houses
➡ stately homes * * *
country kitchen
a large kitchen with ample areas for food preparation and eating. * * *
Country Life
a British magazine, published every week, about houses, gardens, country sports and social life in the country. Many people associate it with rich people who own large houses in ...
country mile
Informal. a long distance: He can hit a baseball a country mile. [1945-50] * * *
country music
a style and genre of largely string-accompanied American popular music having roots in the folk music of the Southeast and cowboy music of the West, usually vocalized, generally ...
country park
n (in Britain) any of the areas of countryside that have been preserved by the Countryside Agency for the public to enjoy. Many of them have picnic areas and nature trails, ...
country rock
1. a style of popular music combining the features of rock-'n'-roll and country music. Cf. rockabilly. 2. Geol. the rock surrounding and penetrated by mineral veins or igneous ...
country singer
a singer of country music songs. [1950-55] * * *
country store
a general store, esp. in a rural or resort area. [1735-45, Amer.] * * *
country western
country western n. COUNTRY MUSIC * * *
country-and-western
/kun"tree euhn wes"teuhrn/, n. See country music. [1955-60] * * *
country-bred
/kun"tree bred"/, adj. raised or bred in the country. [1660-70] * * *
country-dance
/kun"tree dans', -dahns'/, n. a dance of rural English origin in which the dancers form circles or squares or in which they face each other in two rows. [1570-80] * * *
countryand western
country and western n. See country music. * * *
countryclub
country club n. A suburban club for social and sports activities, usually featuring a golf course. * * *
countrycousin
country cousin n. A person with the unsophisticated or ingenuous manners associated with the country by city dwellers. * * *
countryfied
—countryfiedness, n. /kun"tri fuyd'/, adj. countrified. * * *
countryfolk
/kun"tree fohk'/, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. people living or raised in the country; rustics. 2. people from the same country; compatriots. Also called countrypeople. [1540-50; ...
countrygentleman
country gentleman n. A man who owns a country estate. * * *
countryhouse
country house n. A residence in the country, especially a mansion or other large dwelling on a country estate. * * *
countryman
/kun"tree meuhn/, n., pl. countrymen. 1. a native or inhabitant of one's own country. 2. a native or inhabitant of a particular region. 3. a person who lives in the country. 4. ...
countrymile
country mile n. Informal A very great distance. * * *
countrymusic
country music n. Popular music based on the folk style of the southern rural United States or on the music of cowboys in the American West. Also called country and western. * * *
countrypeople
/kun"tree pee'peuhl/, n. (used with a pl. v.) countryfolk. [1570-80; COUNTRY + PEOPLE] * * *
countryrock
country rock n. A form of popular music combining features of country music and rock 'n' roll. * * *
countryseat
/kun"tree seet'/, n. Brit. a country mansion or estate, esp. one belonging to a distinguished family and large enough to accommodate house parties, hunt meetings, etc. [1575-85; ...
countryside
/kun"tree suyd'/, n. 1. a particular section of a country, esp. a rural section. 2. its inhabitants. [1615-25; COUNTRY + SIDE1] * * *
Countryside Agency
the British government organization responsible for preserving the countryside in England. It encourages local authorities to provide parks, and sets up and runs national parks ...
Countryside Alliance
a British political organization formed in 1998 which campaigns for people living in country areas. It is best known for supporting fox hunting (= a sport in which foxes are ...
Countryside Commission for Wales
➡ Countryside Agency * * *
countrywide
/kun"tree wuyd"/, adj. extending across or throughout the whole country; nationwide: a countrywide reaction; a countrywide highway system. Also, country-wide. [1920-25; COUNTRY + ...
countrywoman
/kun"tree woom'euhn/, n., pl. countrywomen. 1. a woman who is a native or inhabitant of one's own country. 2. a woman who lives in the country. [1400-50; late ME; see COUNTRY, ...
Counts, Ira Wilmer, Jr.
▪ 2002 “Will”        American photographer (b. Aug. 24, 1931, Little Rock, Ark.—d. Oct. 6, 2001, Bloomington, Ind.), was on the staff of the Arkansas Democrat when ...
countship
/kownt"ship/, n. 1. the rank or position of a count. 2. the territory or jurisdiction of a count. [1695-1705; COUNT2 + -SHIP] * * *
county
county1 /kown"tee/, n., pl. counties. 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 ...
county agent
a U.S. governmental official employed chiefly to advise farmers on farming and marketing techniques and to promote educational programs fitted to the needs of rural people. Also ...
county board
the governing body of a U.S. county consisting usually of three or more elected members. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
county borough
county borough n. 1. a former unit of local government in England and Wales 2. any of four units of local government in Ireland * * *
county champions
➡ county championship * * *
county championship
n (in Britain) a cricket competition that takes place each year between teams representing counties. County cricket matches last four days each and it is considered the most ...
county clerk
an elective county official in most U.S. states who generally keeps records of property titles, distributes ballots, issues licenses, etc. [1685-95] * * *
county commissioner
a member of a U.S. county board overseeing the collection and disbursement of funds and other affairs of the county. [1680-90] * * *
county council
➡ local government * * *
county court
1. (in the U.S.) a. an administrative board in counties in some states. b. a judicial tribunal in some states with jurisdiction extending over one or more counties. 2. (in ...
County cricket
➡ county championship * * *
County Durham
the county of Durham in north-east England. Its administrative centre is the city of Durham. * * *
county fair
a competitive exhibition of farm products, livestock, etc., often held annually in the same place in the county. [1835-45] * * *
county fairs
➡ fairs * * *
county farm
a farm maintained for the poor by a county. [1870-75, Amer.] * * *
County government
➡ local government * * *
County Hall
a large building in London, on the south bank of the Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament(2). It was the main offices of the local government of London until the Greater ...
county hall
➡ local government * * * ▪ building, London, United Kingdom  former seat of the London County Council and its successor, the Greater London Council. Since 1997 it has been ...
county home
a county poorhouse. Also called county house. [1910-15, Amer.] * * *
county palatine
pl. counties palatine. the territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine. [1400-50; late ME] * * *
county pin
South Midland and Southern U.S. counterpin. * * *
county school
n (in Britain) a school that is run by the LEA of a particular county. Compare voluntary school. * * *
county seat
the seat of government of a county. [1795-1805, Amer.] * * *
county set
➡ counties * * *
county town
(BrE) (AmE county seat) n the main town of a county, where its local government and administration is based. * * *
countyagent
county agent n. A government employee who serves as a consultant and adviser in a chiefly rural county on such matters as agriculture, education, and home economics. * * *
countyfair
county fair n. A fair usually held every year at the same location in a county, especially for the competitive showing of livestock and farm products. * * *
countypalatine
county palatine n. pl. counties palatine The domain of a count palatine in England or Ireland. * * *
countyseat
county seat n. A town or city that is the administrative center of its county. * * *
countytown
county town n. Chiefly British A county seat. Also called shire town. * * *


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