Definition of the country
1 : 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.
2 : land that is away from big towns and cities : countryside She lives out in the country. They prefer the country to the city.
Word by Word Definitions
: an indefinite usually extended expanse of land : region
: the land of a person's birth, residence, or citizenship
: a political state or nation or its territory
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the country
: of or relating to a decorative style associated with life in the country
: possessing a style of rustic simplicity
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