Definitions for countryˈkʌn tri
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
coun•tryˈkʌn tri(n.; adj.)(pl.)-tries
(n.)a state or nation:
the territory of a nation.
the people of a district, state, or nation.
the land of one's birth or citizenship.
rural districts, as opposed to cities or towns.
any considerable territory demarcated by topographical conditions, by a distinctive population, etc.
the public at large, as represented by a jury.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Music and Dance
Ref: country music.
(adj.)of, from, or characteristic of the country; rural.
rude; unpolished; rustic:
of, from, or pertaining to a particular country.
Obs. of one's own country.
Origin of country:
1200–50; ME cuntree < AF, OF < VL *(regiō) contrāta terrain opposite the viewer
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an area of land with its own government and culture
his love for his country; Chile, Peru, and other South American countries
a type of music from the rural U.S.
listening to country music stations
an area where people do or like a particular activity
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
Translations for country
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
any of the nations of the world; the land occupied by a nation
Canada is a larger country than Spain.
- بَلَـد، قُطـرArabic
- paísPortuguese (BR)
- das LandGerman
- zemlja, državaCroatian
- šalis, kraštasLithuanian
- zeme; valstsLatvian
- land, område, distriktNorwegian
- وطن، ملکPashto
- ţară, statRomanian
- 國家Chinese (Trad.)
- đất nướcVietnamese
- 国家Chinese (Simp.)
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