- The definition of country is relating to rural life.
An example of country used as an adjective is the phrase "country food" which means traditional food from farmland areas.
- A country is defined as a nation, the people of the nation or land in a rural area.
- An example of a country is the United States.
- An example of the country is farmlands in Iowa.
country definition by Webster's New World
- an area of land; region: wooded country
- the whole land or territory of a nation or state
- the people of a nation or state
- the land of a person's birth or citizenship
- land with farms and small towns; rural region, as distinguished from a city or town
- country music
Origin: Middle English contre ; from Old French contrée ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form (regio) contrata, region lying opposite ; from Classical Latin contra: see contra-
- of, in, or from a rural district
- characteristic of or like that of the country; rustic
- Now Dial. of one's own country; native
country definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. coun·tries
- a. A nation or state.b. The territory of a nation or state; land.c. The people of a nation or state; populace: The whole country will profit from the new economic reforms.
- The land of a person's birth or citizenship: Foreign travel is restricted in his country.
- A region, territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture: hill country; Bible country.
- An area or expanse outside cities and towns; a rural area: a vacation in the country.
- Law A jury.
- Informal Country music.
- Of, relating to, or typical of the country: a country road; country cooking.
- Of or relating to country music.
Origin: Middle English countre, from Old French contree, from Vulgar Latin *(terra) contrāta, (land) opposite, before, from Latin contrā, opposite; see kom in Indo-European roots.
country - Phrases/Idioms