A country is defined as a nation, the people of the nation or land in a rural area.noun
- An example of a country is the United States.
- An example of the country is farmlands in Iowa.
The definition of country is relating to rural life.adjective
An example of country used as an adjective is the phrase "country food" which means traditional food from farmland areas.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
noun pl. countries
- 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: ME contre < OFr contrée < VL *(regio) contrata, region lying opposite < L 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
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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