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Definition of contry

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1. country [ n ] the territory occupied by a nation
Examples: "he returned to the land of his birth" "he visited several European countries"

Used in print:

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

But the firm has recognized the tight dollar and the tourist 's desire to visit the `` smaller , less traveled and relatively inexpensive countries '' , and is now prepared to teach modern_Greek and Portuguese through recordings .


Morrison points_out that since our country is more urbanized than the Soviet_Union or Red_China , it is the most vulnerable of the great_powers - Europe of_course must be written_off out_of_hand .

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

The engagement was_supposed_to be all set for the big theater in McCormick_Place , which Sol_Hurok , ballet booker extraordinary , considers the finest house of its kind in the country - and of_course he does n't weep at the capacity , either .

So the Kirov will fly back to Russia , minus a Chicago engagement , a serious loss for dance fans - and for the frustrated bookers , cancellation of one of the richest bookings in the country .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Since there are almost no schools in the country offering graduate work in interior_design this rule cannot at_present be observed .

Synonyms country state land nation Related Terms administrative_district Cuba Soviet_Union Australia fatherland Iceland European_country Philippines Dominican_Republic Turkey Indonesia kingdom Nauru Comoros Sri_Lanka Burkina_Faso Grenada Haiti east_timor Maldives Jamaica African_country Barbados Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines Trinidad_and_Tobago Asian_country buffer_state Samoa Dominica Cyprus democratic_republic_of_sao_tome_and_principe Papua_New_Guinea Bahamas sultanate Fiji Israel North_American_country South_American_country Tonga Malta Mauritius New_Zealand Vanuatu Saint_Christopher-Nevis Saint_Lucia Marshall_Islands Tuvalu Sao_Tome_e_Principe Seychelles Solomon_Islands Kiribati Russia Ukraine Turkmenistan Cape_Verde Antigua_and_Barbuda rus banana_republic etruria federated_states_of_micronesia tax_haven palau state department domain midland

2. country [ n ] a politically organized body of people under a single government
Examples: "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"

Used in print:


The country is committed to the doctrine of security by military means .

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

There are other good representations of peasants and people of the court by actors who are finely costumed and magnificently photographed in this last of the Russian films to reach this country in the program of joint cultural exchange .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

He intimated that they were n't doing the country much good in the Cold_War .

`` in many corners of the globe '' , he said , `` the major source of impressions about this country are in the movies they meet .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

2 ) As a country superimposes its cultural and political attitudes on others , it searches its heritage in hopes of justifying its aggressiveness .

Synonyms state country nation commonwealth land body_politic res_publica Related Terms political_unit world_power ally Reich dominion renegade_state sea_power city_state suzerain estate

3. country [ n ] the people who live in a nation or country
Examples: "a statement that sums up the nation's mood" "the news was announced to the nation" "the whole country worshipped him"

Used in print:

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

As an American Catholic of Irish ancestry , I came with certain preconceptions and expectations ; being intellectually influenced by Newman and the general 19th century literature of England , I knew only a Protestant dominated country .

That day is perhaps today , 1961 , and it seems no_longer very meaningful to call England a `` Protestant country '' .

`` Faith of our Fathers : Mary 's prayers / Shall win our country back to thee '' .

Synonyms country nation a_people land nationality Related Terms people Swiss French English British Irish Spanish dutch national

4. country [ n ] a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
Examples: "it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

Used in print:

(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

With their customary source of supply cut_off , the Fort_Garry free_traders engaged three men to cart goods to them from the Mississippi country .

(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)

If you do n't leave this country within 3 days , your life will be taken the same as Powell 's was .

The mere fact that the tall figure with the rifle and field_glasses had been seen riding that way was enough to frighten three rustling homesteaders out of the Upper_Laramie country in a single week .

Synonyms area country Related Terms region center corner scene space section block safety haunt resort bedground danger no-man's-land shrubbery open hearth no-go_area rain_shadow bermuda_triangle anchorage free_port retreat hunting_ground section quadrant quadrant corner winner's_circle Saxony tank_farm staging_area disaster_area broadcast_area arena

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

Used in print:

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

One week before the convention , Depew was seated on the porch of a country home on the Hudson , gazing at the opposite shore .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

Still , just for the ladies , and just for this once , for this one weekend in the country , he would make a little piece out of his melodies .

(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)

She and her husband had formerly lived in New_York , where she had many friends , but Mr._Flannagan thought the country would be safer in_case_of war .

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

Abel sat and regarded the farm country which , spreading_out from both sides of the road , rolled greenly up to where the silent white houses and long barns and silos nested into the tilled fields .

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

He was dressed in a manner Esquire might suggest for the outdoor_man 's country weekend .

Synonyms country rural_area Related Terms urban_area geographical_area backwoods countryside farmland wold weald scrubland pasture

6. country [ a ] rough and uncouth
Examples: "a country boy"

Used in print:

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

He was a wiry , inscrutable , silent country boy from the red_clay of rural Alabama , and he spoke with the broad drawl that others normally make_fun of .

They cannot stop to grasp and embrace and sit in the back seat of cars along a dark country lane .

Synonyms country country-bred Related Terms rural

7. country [ a ] typical of the country
Examples: "country-style sausage" "country music"

Synonyms country country-style Related Terms rural

8. country [ a ] (of music) characteristic of rural life

Synonyms folk western hillbilly country Related Terms nonclassical

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