[ US /ˈkəntɹi/ ]
[ UK /kˈʌntɹi/ ]
  1. a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
    Bible country
    it was a mountainous area
  2. an area outside of cities and towns
    his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country
  3. the people who live in a nation or country
    the news was announced to the nation
    a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    the whole country worshipped him
  4. a politically organized body of people under a single government
    African nations
    students who had come to the nation's capitol
    an industrialized land
    the country's largest manufacturer
    the state has elected a new president
  5. the territory occupied by a nation
    he returned to the land of his birth
    he visited several European countries
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How To Use country In A Sentence

  • Laura Wade's Posh, timed to open as the Tories edged into power in May 2010, reminded us just what we were in for: overprivileged hooligans in drinking-society blazers who trash a pub as thoughtlessly as they will trash the country. Dominic Cooke: a life in theatre
  • The mysterious jack snipe is a typical bird of the often water-logged northern taiga, birch and willow country.
  • Our ambition is to build a prosperous, inclusive and outward-looking country. Times, Sunday Times
  • Demos they may be but these Hazlewood rarities are rounded, rustic country songs: lustrous and lustful, quirkily and dryly humorous, yet poignant stories from the other side of love.
  • The interiors are beautifully kept and the countryside is lush and fruitful. Times, Sunday Times
  • There are a few formalities to be gone through before you enter a foreign country.
  • They conquered the southern part of the country in a few months.
  • It was her dream to have a little cottage in the country.
  • There's a lot of ballyhoo involved in getting a taxi in this country.
  • Country pursuits on offer include sheep-racing, woodcarving with chainsaws, small-bore rifle-shooting, wool-spinning, bee demonstrations, candle-making and ferret-racing.
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