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Definition of 'country'

Noun

  1. the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
       Synonyms: state land
  2. a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
       Synonyms: state nation land commonwealth res publica body politic
  3. the people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him"
       Synonyms: nation land
  4. an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
       Synonyms: rural area
       Antonyms: urban area populated area
  5. a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
       Synonyms: area


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