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country meaning

EN[ˈkʌntɹi] [-ʌntɹi]
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WCountry
  • A country is a region identified as a distinct entity in political geography.
  • Sometimes the word country is used to refer both to sovereign states and to other political entities, while other times it refers only to states.
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    Definition of country in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcountries
    1. (archaic) An area of land; a district, region.
      1. A set region of land having particular human occupation or agreed limits, especially inhabited by members of the same race, language speakers etc., or associated with a given person, occupation, species etc.
        1. The territory of a nation, especially an independent nation state or formerly independent nation; a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area.
          1. By one o'clock the place was choc-a-bloc. […] The restaurant was packed, and the promenade between the two main courts and the subsidiary courts was thronged with healthy-looking youngish people, drawn to the Mecca of tennis from all parts of the country.
        2. (usually preceded by “the”) A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; the countryside.
          1. Country music.
            1. (mining) The rock through which a vein runs.
            2. Adjective
              1. From or in the countryside or connected with it.
                1. When this conversation was repeated in detail within the hearing of the young woman in question, and undoubtedly for his benefit, Mr. Trevor threw shame to the winds and scandalized the Misses Brewster then and there by proclaiming his father to have been a country storekeeper.
              2. Of or connected to country music.
              3. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • I'm sick of his sounding off about how he thinks this country should run!
                  • Rich countries are backsliding on their commitment to agree to new WTO measures to help people in poor countries gain access to affordable medicines. — Oxfam press release, 24 June 2002
                  • The country are led astray in following the town, and equipped in a ridiculous habit, when they fancy themselves in the height of the mode. Addison.
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • But governments and central banks vouched for the zombie banks, which were able to keep borrowing dollars from banks in other countries.
                  • The most important and costly of these coverages, health care, is extraordinarily expensive everywhere in the world, and Canada's medicare has no reciprocity in any other country.
                  • The study could not confirm the real percentage of drug takers in the country.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Uncomparable adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
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                  1. fr country
                  2. en countrymen
                  3. en countryman
                  4. en countryside
                  5. en countryfy
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                  Grammatically, this word "country" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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