- In British usage, the counties immediately around London.
Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.
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Home counties — is an informal phrase used to designate the group of counties that border or surround London, England. The term originated in the late nineteenth century, and is probably derived from the Home Circuit of the itinerant Assize Court. [Alan Everitt … Wikipedia
Home Counties — certain counties adjacent to or near London, namely Essex, Kent, Surrey, and, sometimes, Hertfordshire and Sussex * * * n [pl] (in Britain) the counties around London. People living in the Home Counties are generally regarded as being relatively… … Universalium
Home Counties — certain counties adjacent to or near London, namely Essex, Kent, Surrey, and, sometimes, Hertfordshire and Sussex … English World dictionary
Home Counties — Home Coun|ties [ ,houm kauntiz ] adjective used for describing attitudes or qualities that are thought to be typical of conservative middle class English people: her Home Counties accent … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Home Counties — noun the English counties surrounding London into which Greater London has expanded • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Instance Hypernyms: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
Home Counties — also home counties N PROPER PLURAL: the N The Home Counties are the counties which surround London. ...a shy, self employed computer salesman from the Home Counties. ...Home Counties villages … English dictionary
Home Counties — Les Home Counties sont les des comtés anglais autour de Londres. Elle remonte à l ancienne cour d assises itinérante qui suivait le Home circuit des comtés les plus proches de Londres, ou de Westminster, où la cour avait son siège plus ou moins… … Wikipédia en Français
Home Counties — UK [ˌhəʊm ˈkaʊntɪz] / US [ˌhoʊm ˈkaʊntɪz] adjective used for describing attitudes or qualities that are thought to be typical of conservative middle class English people her Home Counties accent • Etymology: The Home Counties are the areas around … English dictionary
home counties — see Home Counties … English dictionary
Home Counties — Home Coun|ties the counties around London … Dictionary of contemporary English
Home Counties — noun All the English counties surrounding London … Wiktionary