Definitions for: Country

[n] an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Coun"try (k?n"tr?), n.; pl. Countries (-tr?z). [F.
contr['e]e, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the
opposite side. Cf. Counter, adv., Contra.]
1. 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.

Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred. --Gen.
xxxxii. 9.

I might have learned this by my last exile, that
change of countries cannot change my state.

Many a famous realm And country, whereof here needs
no account --Milton.

2. Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.

As they walked, on their way into the country.
--Mark xvi. 12
(Rev. Ver. ).

God made the covatry, and man made the town.

Only very great men were in the habit of dividing
the year between town and country. --Macaulay.

3. 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.

All the country in a general voice Cried hate
upon him. --Shak.

4. (Law)
(a) A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.
(b) The inhabitants of the district from which a jury is

5. (Mining.) The rock through which a vein runs.

Conclusion to the country. See under Conclusion.

To put, or throw, one's self upon the country, to appeal to
one's constituents; to stand trial before a jury.

Coun"try, a.
1. Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural;
rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country
party, as opposed to city.

2. Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not
urbane; as, country manners.

3. Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.

She, bowing herself towards him, laughing the cruel
tyrant to scorn, spake in her country language. --2
Macc. vii. 27.

Synonyms: a people, area, body politic, commonwealth, land, land, nation, res publica, rural area, state, state

Antonyms: urban area

See Also: administrative district, administrative division, African country, African nation, ally, anchorage, anchorage ground, Antigua and Barbuda, arena, Asian country, Asian nation, Australia, back country, backwoods, Bahama Islands, Bahamas, banana republic, Barbados, bedground, Bermuda Triangle, block, boondocks, British, British people, Brits, broadcast area, buffer country, buffer state, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, center, centre, Ceylon, city block, city state, clear, Commonwealth of Australia, Commonwealth of Dominica, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Comoros, corner, country of origin, countryside, Cuba, Cyprus, danger, demesne, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, department, disaster area, domain, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dutch East Indies, English, English people, estate, estate of the realm, Etruria, European country, European nation, eye, farming area, farmland, fatherland, Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros, Federated States of Micronesia, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Fiji, fireside, free port, free zone, French, French people, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, grazing land, great power, Grenada, Haiti, hangout, haunt, heart, hearth, hinterland, holiday resort, homeland, hunting ground, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Independent State of Samoa, Indonesia, Irish, Irish people, Israel, Jamaica, kingdom, Kiribati, lea, ley, major power, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, middle, midland, mother country, motherland, national, native land, Nauru, New Zealand, no man's land, no-go area, no-man's-land, North American country, North American nation, open, Palau, Papua New Guinea, pasture, pastureland, people, Philippines, plane section, playground, political unit, power, province, quadrant, refuge, region, Reich, repair, Republic of Cape Verde, Republic of Cuba, Republic of Cyprus, Republic of Fiji, Republic of Haiti, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Maldives, Republic of Malta, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, resort, retreat, Sachsen, safety, Saint Christopher-Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Samoa i Sisifo, Sao Thome e Principe, Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome e Principe, Saxe, Saxony, scene, scrubland, sea power, section, Seychelles, shrubbery, Sion, South American country, South American nation, space, Spanish, Spanish people, Sri Lanka, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Thomas and Principe, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, staging area, stamping ground, State of Israel, subject, sultanate, superpower, suzerain, Swiss, Swiss people, tank farm, tax haven, territorial division, the British, the English, the French, the Irish, the Swiss, Trinidad and Tobago, TT, Tuvalu, vacation spot, weald, Western Samoa, winner's circle, wold, world power, Yisrael, Zion

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