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Definition of "country" []

  • A nation or state. (noun)
  • The territory of a nation or state; land. (noun)
  • The people of a nation or state; populace: The whole country will profit from the new economic reforms. (noun)
  • The land of a person's birth or citizenship: Foreign travel is restricted in his country. (noun)
  • A region, territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture: hill country; Bible country. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "country" in a sentence
  • "Born in an American Stalinist medical facility**** to foreign parents, he spent his early years nomadically, drifting from country to country***** as his feckless father moved the family in search of lasting employment******."
  • "“As a result of the serious work that the Government, Parliament, the general public and the judiciary have done since 1994 to place our country on path of fundamental social transformation, the Government is firmly of the view that, substantially, we have elaborated the policy, legislative and constitutional base that will enable us to achieve the transformation of our country…"
  • "At another time, when we were spending the summer at our country place, near the city, another citizen of the “auld country” presented himself and asked for work."