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Noun: country  kún-tree
  1. A politically organized body of people under a single government
    "the country's largest manufacturer";
    - state, nation, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic
     
  2. The territory occupied by a nation
    "he visited several European countries";
    - state, land
     
  3. The people who live in a nation or country
    "the whole country worshipped him";
    - nation, land
     
  4. An area outside of cities and towns
    "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country";
    - rural area
     
  5. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
    "Bible country";
    - area

Derived forms: countries

Type of: administrative district, administrative division, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, people, political entity, political unit, region, territorial division

Encyclopedia: Country, God, or the Soul