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Definitions of country

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. an area outside of cities and towns; " his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
  5. typical of the country; " country- style sausage"; " country music"
  6. rough and uncouth; " a country boy"
  7. the territory occupied by a nation; " he returned to the land of his birth"; " he visited several European countries"
  8. 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.
  9. Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.
  10. 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.
  11. A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.
  12. The inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn.
  13. Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city.
  14. Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners.
  15. Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.
  16. A tract of land; region; rural parts; one's native land.
  17. Rural, rustic, unpolished.
  18. A rural region as distinct from a town: a tract of land: the land in which one was born, or in which one resides.
  19. Belonging to the country; rustic.
  20. Rural region, as opposed to a town; tract of land; land.
  21. Of or pertaining to the country; rural; rustic; simple; unpolished.
  22. A region or nation; district; tract of land; native land.
  23. With the definite article, a rural region.
  24. Pertaining to the country; rural; rustic; peculiar to one's own country; rude.
  25. A territory; its inhabitants; one's own land; the rural part as distinct from the city; a dwelling- place; a jury.
  26. Rural districts; a kingdom or state; any tract of land; one's residence or native soil.
  27. Pert. to the districts beyond a town; rural; rustic; untaught; rude.

Usage examples for country

  1. She felt it more in the city than in the country. – Two Prisoners by Thomas Nelson Page
  2. 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
  3. I believe I know more about the country than your father does. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  4. No like this in your country? – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  5. " It is impossible for you to get out of this country alive!... – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  6. I leave the country! – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  7. He shall leave the country to- night. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  8. He loved the country. – Oliver Goldsmith by E. S. Lang Buckland
  9. " She says that we shall soon be out in the open country," said he to his son. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  10. Not in this country, it is true. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  11. Florence certainly was mad when she came to this part of the country. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  12. 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
  13. No; no; not in the country. – Sandra Belloni by George Meredith, v1 by George Meredith
  14. " It seems to me," said Rachel, " that the whole country is coming to an end." – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  15. No, but I will show that my country is changed. – Nature and Art by Mrs. Inchbald
  16. I know the country. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  17. I have a letter for you from the country. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
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