countryside

noun
coun·try·side | \ˈkən-trē-ˌsīd \

Definition of countryside 

1 : a rural area

2 : the inhabitants of a countryside

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Synonyms for countryside

Synonyms

boondocks, boonies [slang], country, nowhere, sticks

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Examples of countryside in a Sentence

We took a long drive through the open countryside. everyone hates to see the countryside ruined by new developments

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Right up to the dawn of industrialization, however, communities across Catalonia continued to draw visitors from the countryside with the grace and wonder of their giants. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "For Hundreds of Years, Papier-Mâché Has Lent a Surreal Face to Catalan Culture," 3 July 2018 Their core constituents, Hett indicates, were Protestants from the countryside or small towns who felt themselves to be the victims of globalization. Timothy Snyder, New York Times, "How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany?," 14 June 2018 Because of the limited knowledge of volcanoes at the time, nobody advocated for the town to be evacuated despite warning signs, and some people had actually fled into the town from the countryside. Shelby Fleig, USA TODAY, "The 5 deadliest volcanoes in history," 4 June 2018 But this picture moves, like a silvery ghost, from the Polish countryside in 1949, to Warsaw and Berlin, to the nightclubs of Paris and then—well, never mind. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Cannes Review: Cold War Is a Terrific Romantic Drama That Burns Clean," 11 May 2018 Gibraltar town appears to have been lifted from the British countryside. James R. Carroll, chicagotribune.com, "Gibraltar draws visitors with curious monkeys and Britain-meets-the-Mediterranean vibe," 14 Mar. 2018 To fill vacancies, some Philippine developers are retraining employees or hiring more laborers from the countryside. Siegfrid Alegado, Bloomberg.com, "Duterte’s $180 Billion Building Boom May Be Expats’ Ticket Home," 23 Jan. 2018 Business prospered, and Jacob Bauermann built a new house for twice as much money in the countryside of Catonsville. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Collapse: The rise and deadly fall of a Baltimore rowhouse," 12 July 2018 The couple will attend a gala dinner at Blenheim Palace out in the countryside on Thursday evening. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Keep your heads down, U.S. embassy warns Americans ahead of London Trump visit," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of countryside

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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countryside

noun

English Language Learners Definition of countryside

: land that is away from big towns and cities

countryside

noun
coun·try·side | \ˈkən-trē-ˌsīd \

Kids Definition of countryside

: a rural area or its people

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