Meaning of COUNTRY in English

COUNTRY

transcription, транскрипция: [ kʌntri ]

( countries)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

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.

N-COUNT

2.

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

3.

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...

= countryside

N-SING : the N

4.

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

5.

Country music is popular music from the southern United States.

...a famous country singer named Katie Cocker.

N-UNCOUNT : usu N n

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

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