What does COUNTRY mean?

Definitions for COUNTRY
ˈkʌn triCOUNTRY

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word COUNTRY.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politicnoun

    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"

  2. country, state, landnoun

    the territory occupied by a nation

    "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"

  3. nation, land, countrynoun

    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"

  4. country, rural areanoun

    an area outside of cities and towns

    "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"

  5. area, countrynoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. countrynoun

    An area of land; a district, region.

    Etymology: contree, contre, from contree, from Vulgar Latin (terra) contrata, derived from contra.

  2. countrynoun

    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.

    Etymology: contree, contre, from contree, from Vulgar Latin (terra) contrata, derived from contra.

  3. countrynoun

    The territory of a nation, especially an independent nation state or formerly independent nation; a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area.

    Etymology: contree, contre, from contree, from Vulgar Latin (terra) contrata, derived from contra.

  4. countrynoun

    A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; the countryside.

    Etymology: contree, contre, from contree, from Vulgar Latin (terra) contrata, derived from contra.

  5. countrynoun

    Country music.

    Etymology: contree, contre, from contree, from Vulgar Latin (terra) contrata, derived from contra.

  6. countryadjective

    From the countryside or connected with it.

    Etymology: contree, contre, from contree, from Vulgar Latin (terra) contrata, derived from contra.

  7. countryadjective

    Of or connected to country music.

    Etymology: contree, contre, from contree, from Vulgar Latin (terra) contrata, derived from contra.

  8. countrynoun

    Plural form of countryman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Countryadverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. contre, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. Counter, adv., Contra.]

  2. Countryadverb

    rural regions, as opposed to a city or town

    Etymology: [F. contre, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. Counter, adv., Contra.]

  3. Countryadverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. contre, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. Counter, adv., Contra.]

  4. Countryadverb

    a jury, as representing the citizens of a country

    Etymology: [F. contre, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. Counter, adv., Contra.]

  5. Countryadverb

    the inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn

    Etymology: [F. contre, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. Counter, adv., Contra.]

  6. Countryadverb

    the rock through which a vein runs

    Etymology: [F. contre, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. Counter, adv., Contra.]

  7. Countryadjective

    pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city

    Etymology: [F. contre, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. Counter, adv., Contra.]

  8. Countryadjective

    destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners

    Etymology: [F. contre, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. Counter, adv., Contra.]

  9. Countryadjective

    pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country

    Etymology: [F. contre, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. Counter, adv., Contra.]

Freebase

  1. Country

    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

  1. Country

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. country

    A term synonymous with station. The place whither a ship happens to be ordered.

Editors Contribution

  1. country

    A group of people in a specific geographical area defined in legislation with a structure of unity government in the form of all types of local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government that work in partnership with the european unity government and international unity government to cocreate an ethical, moral, fair and just society with the focus on priorities of optimum health, human rights, right to life, civil rights, balanced and moderate society with the redistribution of income, wealth and resources to ensure and guarantee shared prosperity for all

    The country did create a form of unity government structure across the country.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  
  2. country

    A specific area of land defined in legislation.

    Many countries are defined legally and some countries are united with other countries to form a nation or sovereign state.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COUNTRY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #270

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COUNTRY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #453

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COUNTRY' in Nouns Frequency: #29

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of COUNTRY in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of COUNTRY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of COUNTRY in a Sentence

  1. Manfredi Luciano:

    Every country has them now, whether they are armed or not or what level of performance, this is a huge threat has been coming up on everybody. It has kind of almost sneaked up on people,and it’s almost more important than the counter-RAM threat.

  2. Mariz Doss:

    The first time I ever went out on the streets to run was with Cairo Runners, whenever I traveled outside Egypt I saw that people had the opportunity to run outside in their own country, and I thought it was a pity that we didn't have this in Egypt.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    I don't think that you are free in this country if your reproductive health can be criminalized by government, to see in Alabama that if someone is raped and California Sen. Kamala Harris seeks an abortion, the doctor who treats California Sen. Kamala Harris will be penalized with a longer prison term than California Sen. Kamala Harris rapist makes me question whether the discussion about freedom in this country has gone off the rails.

  4. Vargas Llosa:

    It is a country that is too important for the rest of the world to have in the White House a clown, a demagogue and a racist like Mr Trump.

  5. Steve Harvey:

    Oh nah, the dude at Pricewaterhouse — he ain't endured nothing. See, the mistake I made was against a country named Colombia. They have some people down there — they are in a different business — so when you get threats, you got ta take it a little bit differently.

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Translations for COUNTRY

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • landAfrikaans
  • 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
  • দেশBengali
  • maez, glad, broBreton
  • país, campestre, campCatalan, Valencian
  • země, venkovCzech
  • cefn gwlad, gwladwriaeth, gwladWelsh
  • landDanish
  • 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
  • landFaroese
  • pays, contrée, campagneFrench
  • lân, boerelânWestern Frisian
  • tìreil, dùthaich, dùthchail, tìr, talamhScottish Gaelic
  • paísGalician
  • tetâGuaraní
  • દેશGujarati
  • 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
  • landIcelandic
  • landa, patria, paese, campagna, rurale, campo, nazioneItalian
  • מדינהHebrew
  • カントリー, 国, 田舎, 地方, 国家, 田園Japanese
  • negara, negawaJavanese
  • ქვეყანა, სოფელიGeorgian
  • елKazakh
  • nunaatKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • ស្រុក, ប្រទេសKhmer
  • ದೇಶದ, ದೇಶ, ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರKannada
  • 나라, 국가, 國家, 시골, 시골의Korean
  • welat, وڵاتKurdish
  • өлкөKyrgyz
  • 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
  • pajjiżMaltese
  • နိုင်ငံBurmese
  • 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
  • suyuQuechua
  • 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
  • దేశముTelugu
  • давлат, мамлакатTajik
  • ชนบท, เมือง, ทางชนบท, ประเทศThai
  • döwlet, ülke, watanTurkmen
  • bansaTagalog
  • taşra, kırsal, eyalet, memleket, ülke, il, elTurkish
  • илTatar
  • 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
  • länVolapük
  • דאָרפֿישYiddish
  • Chinese

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    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    • A. scarper
    • B. famish
    • C. affront
    • D. abase

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