Definition of country
Middle English contree, contre, from Old French contrée, from Vulgar Latin (terra) contrata ("(land) lying opposite; (land) spread before"), derived from contra ("against, opposite").
country (plural countries)
- A nation state, a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area.
Australia is both a country and a continent.
- A former independent nation state (e.g., England or Scotland).
- (usually preceded by "the") A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; countryside.
I come from the country - I'd hate to live in the city now, I'm so used to the woodland and meadows.
These animals are now found only in the high country.
- Short for country music, a genre of popular music that has rural Southern roots and embraces numerous subgenres and styles.
country (not comparable)
- From the countryside or connected with it.
- Of or connected to country music.
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Translation of country in Malay
of, from or pertaining to the countryside
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