country: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kun'tr?), [key]
? n., pl. adj. -tries,
- a state or nation: What European countries have you visited?
- the territory of a nation.
- the people of a district, state, or nation: The whole country backed the president in his decision.
- the land of one's birth or citizenship.
- rural districts, including farmland, parkland, and other sparsely populated areas, as opposed to cities or towns: Many city dwellers like to spend their vacations in the country.
- any considerable territory demarcated by topographical conditions, by a distinctive population, etc.: mountainous country; the Amish country of Pennsylvania.
- a tract of land considered apart from any geographical or political limits; region; district.
- the public.
- the public at large, as represented by a jury.
- to dissolve a Parliament that has cast a majority vote disagreeing with the prime minister and cabinet and to call for the election of a new House of Commons.
- to present one's cause formally before a jury.
- of, from, or characteristic of the country; rural: a winding country road.
- of, pertaining to, or associated with country music: That Nashville station plays country records all day long.
- rude; unpolished; rustic: country manners.
- of, from, or pertaining to a particular country.
- of one's own country.
- country (Thesaurus)