ADJ. border, coastal, rural the Welsh border counties | eastern, western, etc. | historic/historical the historic county of Westmorland (= that no longer exists) | home London and the home counties (= the counties around London) | native He was elected MP for his native county of Merioneth. | neighbouring | dry (= where it is illegal to sell alcohol)
VERB + COUNTY represent She represents the county in Parliament.
COUNTY + NOUN boundary The river forms the county boundary. | town Trowbridge is the county town of Wiltshire (= the town where the local government offices are). | council, councillor | court | library | cricket | championship, match (= in cricket)
PREP. in a/the ~ people who live in this county