country


Definition: Meaning of, country in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈkʌntri /

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  1. [countable] an area of land that is controlled by its own government, president, king etc [↪  nation]
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  2. the country land that is outside towns and cities, including land used for farming [=  the countryside]
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  3. the country all the people who live in a particular country
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  4. [uncountable] an area of land that is suitable for a particular activity, has particular features or that is connected with a particular person or people
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  5. [uncountable] country and western music
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  6. go to the country British English if a Prime Minister goes to the country, they ask for a GENERAL ELECTION to be held
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  1. belonging to or connected with the countryside [=  rural]
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  2. relating to country and western music
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country used in phrases

  • African country (noun)
    1. any one of the countries occupying the African continent
  • Asian country (noun)
    1. any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
  • Balkan country (noun)
    1. any one of the countries on the Balkan Peninsula
  • Black Country
    1. the Black Country an industrial area in the West Midlands of England
  • Bluegrass Country (noun)
    1. an area in central Kentucky noted for it bluegrass and thoroughbred horses
  • Central American country (noun)
    1. except for Belize and Costa Rica any one of the countries occupying Central America; these countries are characterized by low per capita income and unstable governments
  • Country Code, the
    1. a set of instructions that advise people who live in cities how to behave when they visit the countryside. For example, according to the Country Code you should always close gates in fields after using them, and you should keep your dog under control.
  • Country Life
    1. a British monthly magazine which contains articles about impressive homes and gardens in the country, and important social activities there
  • Cry, the Beloved Country
    1. a book by Alan Paton about a black MINISTER (= Christian priest) and his family in South Africa in the 1940s. It shows the lack of equality between black and white people, but encourages them not to hate each other.
  • European country (noun)
    1. any one of the countries occupying the European continent
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Pronunciation: ˌdəːmətə(ʊ)mʌɪə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪtɪs
Parts of Speech: noun
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