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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.
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British finance minister George Osborne used his annual budget speech on Wednesday to issue a heartfelt appeal to the country not to vote to leave the European Union.
President Barack Obama issued an unprecedented videotaped appeal to the country.
The year-round resort provides a variety of entertainment offerings designed to appeal to the country consumer, including skiing, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, concerts, food and beverage and retail shopping.