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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 ?
The country wore the same aspect, till at last the fine green turf became more wearisome than a dusty turnpike road.
To the westward the view extended over an immense level plain as far as the Mount, at Monte Video, and to the eastward, over the mammillated country of Maldonado.
But the affair did not end so; the next day came a great number of the country people to the town gates, and in a most outrageous manner demanded satisfaction of the Russian governor for the insulting their priests and burning their great Cham Chi-Thaungu.
The governor, unwilling to make a breach, or to have any cause of war alleged to be given by him, the Czar having strictly charged him to treat the conquered country with gentleness, gave them all the good words he could.
I always knew I should live long enough to see my country girls come into their own, and I have.
In this country, if the principal part be not drawn from commerce, it must fall with oppressive weight upon land.
When I am in the country," he replied, "I never wish to leave it; and when I am in town it is pretty much the same.
In spite of all I have said in a general way, there were some parts of the Land of Oz not quite so pleasant as the farming country and the Emerald City which was its center.
But to return to the said Vale of White Horse, the country in which the first scenes of this true and interesting story are laid.
In this country," remarked the Shaggy Man, "people live wherever our Ruler tells them to.
Not only that," he declared, "but the secrets of which he was robbed have gone to the one country interested in the knowledge of them.
We passed through one of the town gates, and went about three miles into the country, where I saw many labourers working with several sorts of tools in the ground, but was not able to conjecture what they were about: neither did observe any expectation either of corn or grass, although the soil appeared to be excellent.