Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


(ˈhɑːtfədˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of S England, bordering on Greater London in the south: mainly low-lying, with the Chiltern Hills in the northwest; largely agricultural; light industries, esp in the new towns. Administrative centre: Hertford. Pop: 1 040 900 (2003 est). Area: 1634 sq km (631 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈhɑr fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər, ˈhɑrt-)

a county in SE England. 989,500; 631 sq. mi. (1635 sq. km). Also called Hertford.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hertfordshire - a county in southern EnglandHertfordshire - a county in southern England  
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Home Counties - the English counties surrounding London into which Greater London has expanded
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps Hertfordshire is scarcely intended for motorists.
She could not imagine what business he could have in town so soon after his arrival in Hertfordshire; and she began to fear that he might be always flying about from one place to another, and never settled at Netherfield as he ought to be.
He was an officer in the Hertfordshire Yeomanry and chairman of the Conservative Association.
STAFFORDSHIRE are nine points clear at the top of the Unicorns Championship Eastern Division after victory over Hertfordshire.
Police are searching for a teenage girl, believed to be in west London, who has been missing from Hertfordshire for six days.
A criminal investigation into reports of abuse of young patients at Hill End Hospital Adolescent Unit in St Albans, Hertfordshire, has been launched, Hertfordshire Constabulary said.
North are ahead of the pack in the Eastern Division at the halfway stage but did not have it all their way on the first day against Hertfordshire.
NORTHUMBERLAND ended the penultimate day of their Minor Counties Championship match against Eastern Division leaders Hertfordshire at Jesmond 342 runs in arrears, writes JEFF BOWRON.
A series of blasts on December 11 destroyed the terminal near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
NORTHUMBERLAND won their fourth and final MCCA Trophy Group Two qualifying game at Hertfordshire by two wickets - but it proved to be a Bridge too far for Bill Graham's men.

Full browser ?