Definition of Country

1. Noun. A politically organized body of people under a single government. "An industrialized land"

2. Noun. The territory occupied by a nation. "He visited several European countries"
Exact synonyms: Land, State
Generic synonyms: Administrative District, Administrative Division, Territorial Division
Specialized synonyms: Banana Republic, Country Of Origin, Fatherland, Homeland, Mother Country, Motherland, Native Land, Buffer Country, Buffer State, Kingdom, Tax Haven, European Country, European Nation, African Country, African Nation, Asian Country, Asian Nation, South American Country, South American Nation, North American Country, North American Nation, Sultanate
Member holonyms: Department, Province, State
Terms within: Demesne, Domain, Land, Midland
Specialized synonyms: Antigua And Barbuda, Cape Verde, Republic Of Cape Verde, Ceylon, Democratic Socialist Republic Of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Comoros, Federal Islamic Republic Of The Comoros, Cuba, Republic Of Cuba, Haiti, Republic Of Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Barbados, Republic Of Trinidad And Tobago, Trinidad And Tobago, Cyprus, Republic Of Cyprus, Commonwealth Of Dominica, Dominica, East Timor, Fiji, Republic Of Fiji, Israel, Sion, State Of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Etruria, Australia, Commonwealth Of Australia, Federated States Of Micronesia, Micronesia, Tt, Marshall Islands, Republic Of The Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Republic Of Kiribati, Nauru, Republic Of Nauru, Independent State Of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Bahama Islands, Bahamas, Commonwealth Of The Bahamas, Burkina Faso, Upper Volta, Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic Of Indonesia, Grenada, Maldives, Republic Of Maldives, Malta, Republic Of Malta, Mauritius, Republic Of Mauritius, New Zealand, Palau, Republic Of Palau, Tt, Philippines, Republic Of The Philippines, Federation Of Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Christopher-nevis, Saint Kitts And Nevis, St. Christopher-nevis, St. Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, St. Vincent And The Grenadines, Independent State Of Samoa, Samoa, Samoa I Sisifo, Western Samoa, Democratic Republic Of Sao Tome And Principe, Sao Thome E Principe, Sao Tome And Principe, Sao Tome E Principe, St. Thomas And Principe, Republic Of Seychelles, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Rus, Russia, Soviet Union, Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics, Ussr, Russia, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Ukrayina, Turkmen, Turkmenia, Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Friendly Islands, Kingdom Of Tonga, Tonga, Republic Of Turkey, Turkey, New Hebrides, Republic Of Vanuatu, Vanuatu

3. Noun. The people who live in a nation or country. "The whole country worshipped him"

4. Noun. An area outside of cities and towns. "His poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"

5. Noun. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography). "Bible country"

Definition of Country

1. n. 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.

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

Definition of Country

1. Noun. An area of land; a district, region. (defdate from 13th c.) ¹

2. Noun. 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. (defdate from 13th c.) ¹

3. Noun. The territory of a nation, especially an independent nation state or formerly independent nation; a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (context: usually preceded by “the”) A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; the countryside. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

5. Noun. Country music. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

6. Adjective. From the countryside or connected with it. ¹

7. Adjective. Of or connected to country music. ¹

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Definition of Country

1. the territory of a nation [n -TRIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Country

country (current term)
country-fried steak
country-western music
country and western
country beam
country beams
country borage
country bumpkin
country bumpkins
country club

Literary usage of Country

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Irish in America by John Francis Maguire, William Joseph Hardee (1868)
"CHAPTER I. Difference of the Position of the Irish in the Old country, and the New—Difference in the Countries—Power and Dignity of Lahour— The Irish ..."

2. New Schools for Old: The Regeneration of the Porter School by Evelyn Dewey (1919)
"City dwellers, realizing that a country can be only as strong as its agriculture, have sought to help with the cry of "Back to the Land", hereby hoping to ..."

3. The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: From 1817-1882 by Frederick Douglass, John Lobb (1882)
"Place of birth—Description of country—Its inhabitants—Genealogical trees —Method of counting time in slave districts—Date of birth—Names of ..."

4. At Home and Abroad: A Sketch-book of Life, Scenery and Men by Bayard Taylor (1862)
"SECOND SERIES I. A country HOME IN AMERICA. 1.—How I CAME TO Bur A FARM. IN the first place, it runs in the blood. If there is any law I believe ..."

5. History of the Norwegian People by Knut Gjerset (1915)
"THE country AND ITS RESOURCES THE kingdom of Norway forms a part of the Scandinavian peninsula, embracing its mountainous western slope. ..."

6. Great Epochs in American History: Described by Famous Writers from Columbus by Francis Whiting Halsey (1912)
"The truth is, that tho there are in that country few people so miserable as the poor of Europe, there are also very few that in Europe would be 1 Written by ..."

7. Community Civics by Scott Nearing, Jessie Field (1916)
"The country offers a chance to learn much of the beauty and truth and strength of ... Everywhere through the country, for those who have learned to see and ..."

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