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country

(kŭn′trē)
n. pl. coun·tries
1.
a. A nation or state.
b. The territory of a nation or state; land.
c. The people of a nation or state; populace: The whole country will profit from the new economic reforms.
2. The land of a person's birth or citizenship: Foreign travel is restricted in his country.
3. A region, territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture: hill country; Bible country.
4. An area or expanse outside cities and towns; a rural area: a vacation in the country.
5. Law
a. The people of a district who are eligible for jury service.
b. A jury.
6. Informal Country music.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or typical of the country: a country road; country cooking.
2. Of or relating to country music.
References in classic literature ?
We extended this process to all the countries on the planet, till every country was producing every year, and every day, an unconsumed surplus, which it could dispose of to no other country.
Nevertheless in the most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.
Extremely level countries, such as the Pampas, seldom appear favourable to the growth of trees.
Hence perhaps it is, that there are many plants in common to the two countries but with respect to the trees of Tierra del Fuego, even attempts made to transplant them have failed.
This deer is exceedingly abundant, often in small herds, throughout the countries bordering the Plata and in Northern Patagonia.
More and more were demanded, until to-day there are more telephones in New York than there are in the four countries, France, Belgium, Holland, and Switzerland combined.
It would make two-thirds of the telephones, cables, and switchboards of all countries.
No other industrial organism of equal size owes foreign countries so little.
we must admit that many domestic breeds have originated in Europe; for whence could they have been derived, as these several countries do not possess a number of peculiar species as distinct parent-stocks?
Hence the supposed aboriginal stocks must either still exist in the countries where they were originally domesticated, and yet be unknown to ornithologists; and this, considering their size, habits, and remarkable characters, seems very improbable; or they must have become extinct in the wild state.
IT IS OFTEN ARGUED THAT INTERDEPENDENT economic relations between countries could create a favorable atmosphere to the solution of political problems, thus enhancing peace and security.
Even though traffic-related death rates in the United States and other high-income countries have been declining steadily for several decades, death tolls on the roadways of the world s poorer countries have been skyrocketing.