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Meaning & Definition of Country in English

English

Country

/kəntri/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • state
  • ,
  • nation
  • ,
  • country
  • ,
  • land
  • ,
  • commonwealth
  • ,
  • res publica
  • ,
  • body politic

2. The territory occupied by a nation

  • "He returned to the land of his birth"
  • "He visited several european countries"
    synonym:
  • country
  • ,
  • state
  • ,
  • land

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • nation
  • ,
  • land
  • ,
  • country

4. An area outside of cities and towns

  • "His poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
    synonym:
  • country
  • ,
  • rural area

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • area
  • ,
  • country

Examples of using

They ran Tom out of the country.
How should I prepare for a trip to a foreign country?
The first time I ever connected to the Internet was in the country.