country meaning

[ 'kʌntri ] Pronunciation:   "country" in a sentence
Noun: country  kúntree
  1. A politically organized body of people under a single government
    "the country's largest manufacturer"
    - state, nation, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic 
  2. The territory occupied by a nation
    "he visited several European countries"
    - state, land 
  3. The people who live in a nation or country
    "the whole country worshipped him"
    - nation, land 
  4. An area outside of cities and towns
    "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
    - rural area 
  5. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
    "Bible country"
    - area

Derived forms: countries

See also: rural

Type of: administrative district, administrative division, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, people, political entity, political unit, region, territorial division

Encyclopedia: Country


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  1. perfect order reigned throughout the entire country.
  2. that country was drained of its resources.
  3. the two countries signed a cultural agreement.
  4. he fought body and soul for his country.
  5. this led into good fighting country.

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