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country

coun·try

country

 
pronunciation:
kuhn tri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: countries
definition 1: a large area of land where people live under the same government or have the same culture; nation.
Laos is a country in Asia.
synonyms:
commonwealth, land
similar words:
domain, government, kingdom, nation, power, realm, state
definition 2: land or area of land; region.
We'll be traveling through the north country, so we'll probably see wolves.
synonyms:
territory
similar words:
area, district, region, soil, terrain
definition 3: the people of a state or nation.
The whole country speaks the same language.
synonyms:
citizens, nation, people, population
similar words:
commonwealth, public, society
definition 4: the land a person is born in or is a citizen of.
We had to leave our country because of war.
synonyms:
homeland
similar words:
home, land, nationality, roots, soil
definition 5: the land outside of towns and cities.
The Millers live in the country on a farm.
synonyms:
provinces
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broader categories that include country
measures a country
negative action associated with a country
similar to a country
some actions of a country
some feelings for a country
some foundations of a countries
some parts of a country
some people associated with a countries
some qualities associated with countries
some representations of a country