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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. ( of music) characteristic of rural life
  7. rough and uncouth; " a country boy"
  8. the territory occupied by a nation; " he returned to the land of his birth"; " he visited several European countries"
  9. 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.
  10. Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.
  11. 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.
  12. A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.
  13. The inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn.
  14. The rock through which a vein runs.
  15. Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city.
  16. Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners.
  17. Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.
  18. A tract of land; region; rural parts; one's native land.
  19. Rural, rustic, unpolished.
  20. A rural region as distinct from a town: a tract of land: the land in which one was born, or in which one resides.
  21. Belonging to the country: rustic: rude.
  22. Belonging to the country; rustic.
  23. Rural region, as opposed to a town; tract of land; land.
  24. Of or pertaining to the country; rural; rustic; simple; unpolished.
  25. A region or nation; district; tract of land; native land.
  26. With the definite article, a rural region.
  27. Pertaining to the country; rural; rustic; peculiar to one's own country; rude.
  28. A territory; its inhabitants; one's own land; the rural part as distinct from the city; a dwelling- place; a jury.
  29. Rural districts; a kingdom or state; any tract of land; one's residence or native soil.
  30. Pert. to the districts beyond a town; rural; rustic; untaught; rude.
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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. Not in this country it is true. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  2. " It seems to me," said Rachel, " that the whole country is coming to an end." – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  3. No like this in your country – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  4. He shall leave the country to- night. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  5. I believe I know more about the country than your father does. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  6. 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
  7. " She says that we shall soon be out in the open country said he to his son. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  8. Is this a free country – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  9. " It is impossible for you to get out of this country alive!... – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  10. I know the country – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  11. She felt it more in the city than in the country – Two Prisoners by Thomas Nelson Page
  12. He loved the country – Oliver Goldsmith by E. S. Lang Buckland
  13. No; no; not in the country – Sandra Belloni by George Meredith, v1 by George Meredith
  14. They came up from the country yesterday. – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  15. 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
  16. I heard up the country – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  17. I have a letter for you from the country – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  18. No, but I will show that my country is changed. – Nature and Art by Mrs. Inchbald
  19. Florence certainly was mad when she came to this part of the country – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  20. I leave the country – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
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