state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic(noun)
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"
country, state, land(noun)
the territory occupied by a nation
"he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
nation, land, country(noun)
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"
country, rural area(noun)
an area outside of cities and towns
"his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
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"
An area of land; a district, region.
A set region of land having particular human occupation or agreed limits, especially inhabited by members of the same race, language speakers etc., or associated with a given person, occupation, species etc.
The territory of a nation, especially an independent nation state or formerly independent nation; a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area.
A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; the countryside.
From the countryside or connected with it.
Of or connected to country music.
Plural form of countryman.
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
rural regions, as opposed to a city or town
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
a jury, as representing the citizens of a country
the inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn
the rock through which a vein runs
pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city
destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners
pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country
Origin: [F. contre, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. Counter, adv., Contra.]
A country is a region legally identified as a distinct entity in political geography. A country may be an independent sovereign state or one that is occupied by another state, as a non-sovereign or formerly sovereign political division, or a geographic region associated with sets of previously independent or differently associated peoples with distinct political characteristics. Regardless of the physical geography, in the modern internationally accepted legal definition as defined by the League of Nations in 1937 and reaffirmed by the United Nations in 1945, a resident of a country is subject to the independent exercise of legal jurisdiction. Sometimes the word country is used to refer both to sovereign states and to other political entities, while other times it refers only to states. For example, the CIA World Factbook uses the word in its "Country name" field to refer to "a wide variety of dependencies, areas of special sovereignty, uninhabited islands, and other entities in addition to the traditional countries or independent states".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kun′tri, n. a rural region as distinct from a town: a tract of land: the land in which one was born, or in which one resides.—adj. belonging to the country: rustic: rude.—p.adj. Coun′trified.—v.t. Coun′trify, to make rustic.—ns. Coun′try-box, a country-house; Coun′try-dance, a dance practised by country people: a dance in which an indefinite number of couples can take part, the gentlemen being arranged at the commencement on one side, and the ladies on the other.—n.pl. Coun′try-folk, the inhabitants of the country.—ns. Coun′try-house, -seat, the residence of a country gentleman; Coun′tryman, one who lives in the country: a farmer: one born in the same country with another; Coun′try-side, a district or part of the country; Coun′try-woman, a woman who dwells in the country: a woman born in the same country.—Country cousin, a relative from the country, unaccustomed to town sights or manners; Country gentleman, a landed proprietor who resides on his estate in the country; Country town, a small town in a rural district, depending on the agricultural industry of the surrounding country.—Go to the country, in parliamentary usage, to appeal to the feeling of the community by a general election. [O. Fr., contrée—Low L. contrata, contrada, an extension of L. contra, over against.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'country' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #270
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'country' in Written Corpus Frequency: #453
Rank popularity for the word 'country' in Nouns Frequency: #29
The numerical value of country in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of country in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
* If there is no justice in a country, who can claim that, that country is a country? An injustice country is just a rubbish bin!
He is the only who focuses on this country. I am interested in what someone is going to do for this country, not another country, we think that (Marco) will do the best work for this country.
If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.
William Cowper said that God made the country, and man made the town. If it was the opposite, there would be no country; because town can be created from the country but the country cannot be created from the town!
The budget seeks to protect the average Nigerian and you know that the key is that we focus on diversification of the economy, this budget points to the fact that this country is a non-oil country and I think we want Nigerians to begin to think of the country in that way.
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Translations for country
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- أرياف, بَلَدٌ, ريف, وَطَنٌ, وِلاَيَةٌ, نسبة الى الريف, اوطان, رِيفِيّArabic
- ölkə, kəndAzerbaijani
- өлкә, ауыл, төбәк, дәүләт, илBashkir
- зямля, вёска, краіна, дзержаваBelarusian
- земя, държава, кънтри, село, провинциален, страна, родина, провинцияBulgarian
- maez, glad, broBreton
- país, campestre, campCatalan, Valencian
- země, venkovCzech
- cefn gwlad, gwladwriaeth, gwladWelsh
- Vaterland, Land, ländlich, Region, Land-, Staat, LandschaftGerman
- χώρα, εξοχικός, αγροτικός, επαρχιώτικος, εξοχή, ύπαιθροςGreek
- lando, kamparoEsperanto
- provincia, campestre, país, ranchera, provinciano, campesino, campoSpanish
- maa, kantri, riikEstonian
- سرزمین, میهن, حومه شهر, کشور, حاشیه نشین, روستایی, روستاPersian
- maalainen, maa, valtio, maaseutu, kantri, maalais-Finnish
- pays, contrée, campagneFrench
- lân, boerelânWestern Frisian
- tìreil, dùthaich, dùthchail, tìr, talamhScottish Gaelic
- כפרי, מדינה, כפר, ארץ, כפריתHebrew
- देश, राष्ट्र, देHindi
- peyiHaitian Creole
- ország, vidéki, vidékHungarian
- քանթրի, շինական, գյուղական, երկիր, պետություն, գյուղ, շենArmenian
- pais, campestre, ruralInterlingua
- bangsa, negara, desaIndonesian
- lando, ruroIdo
- landa, patria, paese, campagna, rurale, campo, nazioneItalian
- カントリー, 国, 田舎, 地方, 国家, 田園Japanese
- negara, negawaJavanese
- ქვეყანა, სოფელიGeorgian
- nunaatKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ស្រុក, ប្រទេសKhmer
- ದೇಶದ, ದೇಶ, ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರKannada
- 나라, 국가, 國家, 시골, 시골의Korean
- welat, وڵاتKurdish
- patria, pagus, terra, rusLatin
- Land, StaatLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ເມືອງ, ປະເທດLao
- šalis, kraštas, kaimiškas, kaimo, valstybė, kaimas, kantriLithuanian
- lauki, kantrī, lauku, zeme, valsts, lauku-Latvian
- селски, земја, нациja, држава, село, кантриMacedonian
- രാജ്യം, ഗ്രാമം, നാട്ടുമ്പുറംMalayalam
- гүрэн, улсMongolian
- negara, bangsaMalay
- country, land, landsbygdNorwegian
- land, platteland, plattelands, country, land-, boeren-, open veldDutch
- land, landsbygd, countryNorwegian Nynorsk
- landsens, landNorwegian
- kéyahNavajo, Navaho
- akiin, akiOjibwe, Ojibwa
- ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰ, ਮੂਲਕ, ਦੇਸ਼Panjabi, Punjabi
- ziemia, country, kraj, wieś, wiejskiPolish
- nação, campestre, países, rural, país, grosseiro, campo, countryPortuguese
- pajais, cuntradaRomansh
- stat, sat, țară, națiune, pământ, patrie, ruralRomanian
- страна, край, государство, провинция, деревня, деревенский, село, земля, держава, кантри, сельскийRussian
- देशः, राष्ट्रSanskrit
- zemlja, земља, држава, nacija, отачбина, otačbina, dedinje, krajina, село, нација, država, selo, ĸpajинaSerbo-Croatian
- රටSinhala, Sinhalese
- dedina, vidiek, krajina, zem, vidiecky, dedinskýSlovak
- zemlja, vaško, podeželsko, država, dežela, podeželjeSlovene
- atdhe, fshatAlbanian
- land-, land, landet, landsort, lands-, landsbygd, countrySwedish
- shamba, mashamba, -a kimashamba, nchiSwahili
- நாடு, தேசம்Tamil
- давлат, мамлакатTajik
- ชนบท, เมือง, ทางชนบท, ประเทศThai
- döwlet, ülke, watanTurkmen
- taşra, kırsal, eyalet, memleket, ülke, il, elTurkish
- земля, село, країна, державаUkrainian
- راشٹر, دیشUrdu
- mamlakat, qishloqUzbek
- 國家, nước, miền quê, nông thôn, quốc gia, quê hương, tỉnn, đất nước, tổ quốc, quốcVietnamese
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