Definitions of country

  1.   Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.
  2.   A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.
  3.   ( of music) characteristic of rural life
  4.   The inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn.
  5.   an area outside of cities and towns; " his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
  6.   Rural districts; a kingdom or state; any tract of land; one's residence or native soil.
  7.   With the definite article, a rural region.
  8.   Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.
  9.   A region or nation; district; tract of land; native land.
  10.   A rural region as distinct from a town: a tract of land: the land in which one was born, or in which one resides.
  11.   typical of the country; " country- style sausage"; " country music"
  12.   rough and uncouth; " a country boy"
  13.   A tract of land; a region; the territory of an independent nation; ( as distinguished from any other region, and with a personal pronoun) the region of one's birth, permanent residence, or citizenship.
  14.   A territory; its inhabitants; one's own land; the rural part as distinct from the city; a dwelling- place; a jury.
  15.   Pert. to the districts beyond a town; rural; rustic; untaught; rude.
  16.   the people who live in a nation or country; " a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; " the news was announced to the nation"; " the whole country worshipped him"
  17.   Of or pertaining to the country; rural; rustic; simple; unpolished.
  18.   a politically organized body of people under a single government; " the state has elected a new president"; " African nations"; " students who had come to the nation's capitol"; " the country's largest manufacturer"; " an industrialized land"
  19.   Belonging to the country; rustic.
  20.   a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary ( usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); " it was a mountainous area"; " Bible country"
  21.   Rural region, as opposed to a town; tract of land; land.
  22.   Rural, rustic, unpolished.
  23.   The inhabitants or people of a state or a region; the populace; the public. Hence: ( a) One's constituents. ( b) The whole body of the electors of state; as, to dissolve Parliament and appeal to the country.
  24.   A tract of land; region; rural parts; one's native land.
  25.   Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city.
  26.   Belonging to the country: rustic: rude.
  27.   The rock through which a vein runs.
  28.   Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners.
  29.   Pertaining to the country; rural; rustic; peculiar to one's own country; rude.
  30.   the territory occupied by a nation; " he returned to the land of his birth"; " he visited several European countries"

Quotes of country

  1. A lot of country pubs will receive Michelin stars. – Heston Blumenthal
  2. When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country I make up for lost time when I come home. – Winston Churchill
  3. There is a frustration too, that at moments when there's not a coup, when there are not people in the streets, that the country disappears from people's consciousness. – Edwidge Danticat
  4. It is very important for people to understand that the United States of America and no country around the world can devalue its way to prosperity, to be competitive. It is not a viable, feasible strategy, and we will not engage in it. – Timothy Geithner
  5. These poor wretches were stolen from their homes, carried to a strange country and sold to servitude, from which they sought to escape on the first occasion which offered. – Philip Hone
  6. California is a tragic country like Palestine, like every Promised Land. – Christopher Isherwood
  7. I think some of the things I deal with Hopper probably has dealt with also, since it's somewhat the same environment and I have pretty strong reactions to what this country looks like. It looks pretty dull and spare, and you like this and dislike it and it's very complicated. – Donald Judd
  8. I'm fighting for small businesses. I'm not fighting for big oil. Don't be confused. And there are thousands of businesses in this state that are at great risk. Meanwhile, the country keeps guzzling the oil, but we're out of work down here. We need to get back to work to build this region, and we intend to do so. – Mary Landrieu
  9. It's a wonderful feeling to work in a country where the government's first concern is for its people, for all its people. – Ben Linder
  10. The president strongly believes that marriage in this country ought to be between a man and a woman. He also believes it is something that ought to be decided by the people. He doesn't believe that judges ought to impose their will on the people. – Ken Mehlman
  11. The answer dictates what the policy should be in our relationships with every country in the world. – Robert Menendez
  12. I fail to see the issue that will shock the people of this great country of ours into some decisive action. – Graham Nash
  13. Nearly every country in the world is now becoming industrialized as rapidly as it can. – John Boyd Orr
  14. Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  15. Admitting, however, for the sake of argument, that I am prime and sole minister in this country am I, therefore, prime and sole minister of all Europe? Am I answerable for the conduct of other countries as well as for that of my own? – Robert Walpole

Usage examples for country

  1. “ No; no; not in the country – Sandra Belloni by George Meredith, v1 by George Meredith
  2. “ I know the country – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  3. “ " It seems to me," said Rachel, " that the whole country is coming to an end." ” – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  4. Florence certainly was mad when she came to this part of the country – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  5. He loved the country – Oliver Goldsmith by E. S. Lang Buckland
  6. “ Is this a free country – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  7. “ I have a letter for you from the country – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  8. “ " It is impossible for you to get out of this country alive!... ” – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  9. He shall leave the country to- night. ” – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  10. She felt it more in the city than in the country – Two Prisoners by Thomas Nelson Page
  11. But the country was far, far away, and Ethel's papa and mamma were too busy to take their little daughter there. ” – A Kindergarten Story Book by Jane L. Hoxie
  12. They came up from the country yesterday. ” – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  13. The country must see to that. ” – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy
  14. “ I believe I know more about the country than your father does. ” – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  15. “ No like this in your country – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  16. Not in this country it is true. ” – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  17. “ I leave the country – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  18. “ No, but I will show that my country is changed. ” – Nature and Art by Mrs. Inchbald
  19. “ I heard up the country – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  20. “ " She says that we shall soon be out in the open country said he to his son. ” – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore

Idioms for country