country

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Country \Coun"try\ (k?n"tr?), noun; pl. {Countries} (-tr?z). [F. contr['e]e, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. {Counter}, adverb, {Contra}.]

1. A tract of land; a region; the territory of an independent nation; (as distinguished from any other region, and with a personal pronoun) the region of one's birth, permanent residence, or citizenship.

Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred. --Gen. xxxxii. 9.

I might have learned this by my last exile, that change of countries cannot change my state. --Stirling.

Many a famous realm And country, whereof here needs no account --Milton.

2. Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.

As they walked, on their way into the country. --Mark xvi. 12 (Rev. Ver. ).

God made the covatry, and man made the town. --Cowper.

Only very great men were in the habit of dividing the year between town and country. --Macaulay.

3. The inhabitants or people of a state or a region; the populace; the public. Hence: (a) One's constituents. (b) The whole body of the electors of state; as, to dissolve Parliament and appeal to the country.

All the country in a general voice Cried hate upon him. --Shak.

4. (Law) (a) A jury, as representing the citizens of a country. (b) The inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn.

5. (Mining.) The rock through which a vein runs.

{Conclusion to the country}. See under {Conclusion}.

{To put one's self upon the country}, or {To throw one's self upon the country}, to appeal to one's constituents; to stand trial before a jury.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Country \Coun"try\, adjective

1. Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city.

2. Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners.

3. Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.

She, bowing herself towards him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, spake in her country language. --2 Macc. vii. 27.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

country

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" [syn: {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" [syn: {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" [syn: {nation}, {land}, {country}]

4: an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country" [syn: {country}, {rural area}] [ant: {populated area}, {urban 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" [syn: {area}, {country}]


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