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Definition of "countryside" []

  • A rural region. (noun)
  • The inhabitants of a rural region. (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 "countryside" in a sentence
  • "The term countryside was a euphemism at best; most of the nearby land had been torn up under the claws, hooves, and feet of the participants."
  • "As Sarrut drives the cows along the dusty road, the countryside is already full of activity around him."
  • "Walking downhill to Tbilisi's main thoroughfare, Rustaveli Prospekt (named for Shota Rustaveli, a twelfth-century Georgian poet), I saw flower stalls, dark-haired women in black dresses, and verdant hills in the distance; the countryside is always close by, because of Tbilisi's medieval compactness."