Meaning of COUNTRY in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ kʌntri ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
A country is one of the political units which the world is divided into, covering a particular area of land.
Indonesia is the fifth most populous country in the world.
...that disputed boundary between the two countries...
Young people do move around the country quite a bit these days.
The people who live in a particular country can be referred to as the country .
Seventy per cent of this country is opposed to blood sports.
N-SING : usu the N
The country consists of places such as farms, open fields, and villages which are away from towns and cities.
...a healthy life in the country...
She was cycling along a country road near Compiegne...
N-SING : the N
A particular kind of country is an area of land which has particular characteristics or is connected with a particular well-known person.
Varese Ligure is a small town in mountainous country east of Genoa.
N-UNCOUNT : supp N
Country music is popular music from the southern United States.
...a famous country singer named Katie Cocker.
N-UNCOUNT : usu N n
If you travel across country , you travel through country areas, avoiding major roads and towns.
From here we walked across country to Covington.
PHRASE : v PHR
If you travel across country , you travel a long distance, from one part of a country to another.
We’ve just moved all the way across country to begin a new life.
PHRASE : v PHR
If a head of government or a government goes to the country , they hold a general election. ( BRIT )
The Prime Minister does not have to go to the country for another year.
PHRASE : V inflects
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006