Essential Meaning of country
2 : the people who live in a country The whole country was stunned by the news. The President has the support of most of the country.
3 : an area or region that has a particular quality or feature or is known for a particular activity. He moved to the north country to fish and hunt. We went camping in the hill country. See More ExamplesThey drove through miles of open country. We took a trip to wine country. [=an area where grapes are grown and wine is made]
Full Definition of country
(Entry 1 of 2)
1 : an indefinite usually extended expanse of land : region miles of open country
2a : the land of a person's birth, residence, or citizenship left their country for America
b : a political state or nation or its territory the country of Italy
3a : the people of a state or district : populace Most of the country voted to end the death penalty.
b : jury
c : electorate sense 2 The government will go to the country with this issue.
4 : rural as distinguished from urban areas prefers the country to the city
5 : country music
6 geology : country rock sense 2
Definition of country (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the country country living
2a : of or relating to a decorative style associated with life in the country an English country look also : possessing a style of rustic simplicity country furniture
b : prepared or processed with farm supplies and procedures country ham
3 : of, relating to, suitable for, or featuring country music country singers
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