Meaning of COUNTRY in English

COUNTRY

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a country club (= a sports and social club, usually in the countryside )

Ted was a member of an exclusive country club.

a country cottage (= in the countryside )

A lot of people dream of living in a country cottage.

a country road

He was driving along a quiet country road when a tyre suddenly burst.

a country/town church

an attractive country church surrounded by trees

a far-off land/country/place etc

visitors from a far-off land

far-off galaxies

a member state/country/nation (= a country that belongs to an international organization )

the member states of the European Union

a rural/country craft (= done in the countryside )

The museum contains exhibits of old rural crafts.

at opposite ends of the country (= a long distance apart )

They work at opposite ends of the country , so only see each other at weekends.

back country

communist country

a communist country

country and western

country bumpkin

country club

country cousin

country dancing

country gentleman

an English country gentleman

country house

country lane

a quiet country lane

country music

country seat

desert country/land

Large parts of Oman are desert country.

developed countries/nations

developing countries/nations

aid to developing countries

fleeing...country

Masaari spent six months in prison before fleeing the country .

flyover country

I feel happy at 20,000 feet, approaching flyover country, far above that wasteland between Manhattan and California.

Francophone countries/nations/communities

hill country (= a rural area where there are a lot of hills )

the rough hill country on the Welsh border

host country/government/city etc

the host city for the next Olympic Games

hot countries (= where the weather is usually hot )

people who live in hot countries

industrial countries/nations/states

a meeting of the world’s major industrial nations

lead the country (= be in charge of its government )

Some people say she is too old to lead the country .

leave a job/country/Spain etc

Many missionaries were forced to leave the country.

It seems that Tony has left the band for good permanently .

mother country

The bond between the mother country and her former colonies grew stronger.

non-member state/country

imports from non-member countries

open countryside/country

At weekends people want to leave the town for open countryside.

parts of the country

He sometimes went to visit friends in other parts of the country.

sb’s place/country of birth

I wanted to find out my father’s place of birth.

served...country

the women who served their country in the war

subjugated people/nation/country

sweep the country/nation/state etc

a wave of nationalism sweeping the country

the country/place of origin (= the country or place where something is made or produced )

The rugs are somewhat cheaper in their country of origin.

the sea/mountain/country air

the salty smell of the sea air

the whole school/country/village etc (= all the people in a school, country etc )

The whole town came out for the parade.

travel the world/country

They travelled the world together.

West Country

what is the world/the country etc coming to? (= used to say that the world etc is in a bad situation )

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

communist

It also looks at the problems of mounting an anti- dumping action against a Communist country .

Take any Communist country and it will be better educated than its neighbors.

Persons leaving a Communist country were normally presumed to be fleeing persecution.

In Communist countries , firms can only deal with state trading organisations and the only customer is the government.

developed

Other developed countries as a group showed growths of 8 percent in exports by volume and of 9 percent in imports.

Threshing machines spread where grain was harvested in developed countries .

Millions of jobs are likely to be lost in the developed countries while Third World nations slump deeper into poverty.

In the developed western countries private resources and the capital market were quite adequate.

Life expectation at birth is about 45 years in developing countries and more than 70 years in developed countries.

There are considerable differences between the problems of so-called developed and developing countries .

In other words, there have been more military coups in underdeveloped than in developed countries .

Not surprisingly, these developments have been most widely exploited among the developed countries where the barriers to integration have been least.

developing

They would be the envy of most developing countries .

Meanwhile, what does a developing country look like?

It report points out that, in many developing countries , women are primarily responsible for subsistence farming.

New committees were established on commodities, poverty alleviation, service sectors and economic co-operation among developing countries .

It has also been suggested that testing for HIV-1 antibodies in these specimens is cost-effective and suitable for screening in developing countries .

If developing countries tap existing sources for money to improve communications, then there may be less cash for other projects.

The application of geochemical mapping to environmental studies in developing countries is being investigated.

There is a large literature on technology transfer, though not much of it is from the perspective of the developing countries .

different

Activities i. Establish mechanisms for timely and systematic information exchange between public health agencies of different countries about emerging infectious diseases.

A number of examples of positive action in different countries are noted.

Details and procedures change, of course, with alterations in the law, and different countries have different systems.

Was there ever any evidence that juvenile crime rates were significantly different in these countries ?

Other keyboard types need different country key mappings and some don't even have a pounds sign!

Today the company boasts 150 titles in 49 different countries , each dealing with a slightly different aspect of the computer trade.

To refine the final video an early version of the cartoon was screened for children from five different countries .

foreign

For example, one may owe the duty to the just government of foreign countries .

They agreed they were quite lucky to escape the fire and set off for a foreign country .

The war, which broke out in August 1998, involves a number of foreign countries and several rebel groups.

That undertaking seemed to be developing into a commitment to conduct a private murder investigation in a foreign country .

Results: Fifty-six percent of Internet requests came from 46 states, and 44 % from 8 foreign countries .

We have no reason to give it to some foreign country .

industrial

Also, we should not forget that the period 1945-73 was a special catching up period for most industrial countries .

The consequence is to be seen in a rise of mass discontent in the main industrial countries .

Many of the major industrial countries have seen unemployment increase - Interruption Mr. Speaker Order.

Citizens in both industrial countries and developing countries watch greater amounts of television each year.

Recent legislation in most industrial countries has helped to turn this into reality.

Workers reaped benefits far beyond those in nearly every other industrial country .

By comparison, the woodland areas of industrial countries appear to be growing slightly in size.

other

In many other countries the initiating steps will be taken by an officer attached to the court.

The tendency to achieve planned targets by whatever means is well known in other Eastern block countries .

These larger companies often own plants in different regions of Britain, as well as in other countries .

The lessons learnt should be of great value to the analysis of other countries in the process of transition.

Despite all this, very little attention has been given to the issue in Great Britain as compared with other countries .

Remarkably similar results have been obtained by studies in the United Kingdom and other countries .

Wealthy people can usually take their money elsewhere, for the benefit of other countries .

That has to be encouraged if our game is to produce the skills which are found in other countries .

poor

It is a proposal which would still leave small countries , and especially poor countries, with a requirement to export wastes.

When it comes to investment, there are today no rich or poor countries .

Many poor countries neglect their national parks.

Today most of the women in poor countries work the land.

They committed themselves to giving 0.7 % of their national wealth to poor countries .

We are fighting this battle community by community in the poorest countries in the world...

Objective: Funding of rural development programmes, mainly for the poorest Third-World countries .

The geographical distribution of internet hosts further illustrates the wide differences in connectivity between rich and poor countries .

rich

The rich in hot countries made for the mountains.

To just be rich in this country is no longer any novelty.

As we become richer as a country we shall be able to do all these things.

When it comes to investment, there are today no rich or poor countries .

Thus, it leaves room for poor countries with well-distributed resources and rich countries with concentrated resource distributions.

High wages no longer come automatically for the unskilled who live in rich countries .

Investment is often portrayed as a cure-all for the economic ills of rich countries .

I felt angry that this kind of suffering could go on right here in the richest country in the world.

western

Yet, despite the mushrooming of coffee bars in the high streets of western countries , supply still exceeds demand.

The Arab states allocate a higher percentage of their gross domestic product to military expenditures than do the Western countries .

Today, however, especially among the younger generation, we see a very different set of attitudes in western countries .

In western countries , in modern times, economic growth and expanding public activity have, with rare exceptions, gone together.

The community health movement in western countries presents a similar challenge to the medical dominance we have described.

The 1980s witnessed a significant shifting of the boundary between the public and the private sectors in many Western countries .

In the developed western countries private resources and the capital market were quite adequate.

Instead, Britain and other Western countries took the easy path of leaving it to Washington.

whole

They are recent arrivals, for the whole country was covered by ice until a few thousand years ago.

The whole country wanted more dams.

Half a century ago, the whole country was alive with rumours of invasion.

Advertising has become an $ 88-billion industry-more than the whole country spends on higher education annually.

The work was to be completed over the whole country in fifteen years.

The Monterey Coast Guard is the worst in the whole country .

Recently when a gang stole some large buddha images from the temple complex at Pagan, the whole country was outraged.

Residents and environmentalists are concerned that Plymouth is becoming a nuclear dumping ground for the whole country .

■ NOUN

member

However it was reported that member countries considered oil and energy problems less urgent than in the past.

They have no qualms about forcing member countries to spend money on water they might think could be better spent elsewhere.

music

Any blend of black and country music would have powerful precedents.

Given the monochromatic melodrama of modern country music , versatility may not be the correct answer.

I switch from Limbaugh to a country music station.

If Dallas wins, country music will take over.

That was the great thing about country music , it did not mince words.

On the radio, country music .

The real point is, country music is back - like it or not.

No wonder country music sounds the way it does.

■ VERB

flee

One gentleman has fled the country of his own volition, using yet another identity.

Major Rabwoni fled the country a few days later.

He was overthrown in a coup in 1991 and forced to flee the country , but that only fed his popularity.

Many of the 21 had reportedly fled the country .

With that, more than 1. 5 million Hutus fled to neighboring countries .

In order to escape payment Beamish fled the country and he only returned to Britain at irregular intervals from then on.

Prosecutors suspected from the outset that Stoner had fled the country .

leave

Four months later she left the country and travelled constantly, following her lover wherever he wanted to go.

Is there no sense of outrage left in this country ?

It was to tell the head of state to whom he was accredited that he ought to leave the country .

This is one of the few cities left in the country where a penny still buys time on a meter.

Short of them suddenly having to leave the country , there really isn't any excuse.

Persons leaving a Communist country were normally presumed to be fleeing persecution.

They were left unmolested in inhospitable country .

Many writers and intellectuals, particularly in recent days, have left the country altogether.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

city/local/country boy

For a local boy to come home, this is truly as good as it gets.

Gary Boyce is a local boy who made it big.

It was then that she noticed a tall blond man busy coaching some young local boys in football.

Joseph must have been a country boy .

Julie was a rich kid who loved to associate with the tougher, more daring local boys .

Once a happy, handsome country boy , Inman has become hardened, cynical, burned out.

They went wild with jubilation as they paid homage to the local boy who made President.

country/farming etc folk

Its country folk are very much at one with the land.

Louisa's parents were country folk and believed very much in herbal remedies.

Sadly, country folk have caught on.

The big occasion for country folk was the A&P Show.

The customers were mostly farming folk , a hardworking and hard-drinking set of locals who, in general, were convivial and congenial.

The difference is essentially one of the spirit and it manifests itself in the habits and attitudes of country folk .

Umbria is a wonderful region where life is simple and the people are unpretentious country folk .

it's a free country

"You can't say things like that!" "I can say whatever I want - it's a free country."

skip town/skip the country

the West Country

the length and breadth of the area/country/land etc

But the Jaipur is hoping that eventually passengers will be eating their food the length and breadth of the country.

They dogged him the length and breadth of the country, wherever the small troupe of players appeared.

the old country

A change of citizenship did not of course imply a divorce from the old country.

I remember hearing stories in my childhood about how women like that were stoned to death in the old country.

If Kevin wanted a root in the old country, then this, she decided, must be it.

In the Old Country people developed a special taste for TSHUHlnt, since it was different from ordinary cooked meals.

It is one of the oldest country houses in Northamptonshire.

Real yearning for the old country.

So what if Uncle Cedric escaped from the Old Country one step ahead of the law?

They were very religious people that come over here from the old country.

travel the world/country

Although he is the son of a Cork cattle dealer, he spent his first few years after school travelling the world.

By the time she returned from travelling the world, she was in her mid-twenties.

For the next ten years he travelled the world, visiting and working in mines and quarries in every continent.

He travels the country conducting workshops and has published eight pieces of Classical music for students.

I used to travel the world for a medium-sized Midwestern bank with five billion dollars in assets.

She still travels the world, tirelessly delivering papers at scientific gatherings and converting anyone she comes across on the way.

We travel the world with our gym bags and prayer rugs, unrolling them in the transit lounges.

underdeveloped country/region etc

However, he is not so undiplomatic as to resist the horrendous hospitality of overindulgent underdeveloped countries.

I presume you wish to help underdeveloped countries but I fear you could do them considerable harm.

The high rates of unemployment so characteristic of underdeveloped countries make women especially vulnerable.

The West creates its power through military research, which forces underdeveloped countries to become passive consumers.

They are sometimes, especially in underdeveloped countries, illiterate.

This pole excludes underdeveloped countries from any participation.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Brazil is one of the biggest countries in the world.

Most people in this country are worried about the economy.

Not many people live in the hill country anymore.

Riots and demonstrations broke out all over the country after the assassination of Martin Luther King.

The ceremony was televised in over 30 countries.

The Midwest is largely farming country .

The northeast of the country will experience heavy rainfall and high winds.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

In our field, probably the most powerful guy in the country .

One of the most important issues facing all countries is the threat of global warming.

Swanepoel, the pilot whom I had met when I first arrived in the country , tipped me off to that one.

The bill proposes raising the ownership limit from the current 12 stations covering no more than 25 percent of the country .

They evolved in the bloodstreams of people in hot countries as a defence against malaria and occur mainly in black people.

Voice over 13,000 children, across the country , have been treated to Kids Out today.

When he formed his own contracting firm, his partners were some of the best-known politicians and railway men in the country .

You have corruption in your country .

II. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

city/local/country boy

For a local boy to come home, this is truly as good as it gets.

Gary Boyce is a local boy who made it big.

It was then that she noticed a tall blond man busy coaching some young local boys in football.

Joseph must have been a country boy .

Julie was a rich kid who loved to associate with the tougher, more daring local boys .

Once a happy, handsome country boy , Inman has become hardened, cynical, burned out.

They went wild with jubilation as they paid homage to the local boy who made President.

country/farming etc folk

Its country folk are very much at one with the land.

Louisa's parents were country folk and believed very much in herbal remedies.

Sadly, country folk have caught on.

The big occasion for country folk was the A&P Show.

The customers were mostly farming folk , a hardworking and hard-drinking set of locals who, in general, were convivial and congenial.

The difference is essentially one of the spirit and it manifests itself in the habits and attitudes of country folk .

Umbria is a wonderful region where life is simple and the people are unpretentious country folk .

skip town/skip the country

the West Country

the length and breadth of the area/country/land etc

But the Jaipur is hoping that eventually passengers will be eating their food the length and breadth of the country.

They dogged him the length and breadth of the country, wherever the small troupe of players appeared.

travel the world/country

Although he is the son of a Cork cattle dealer, he spent his first few years after school travelling the world.

By the time she returned from travelling the world, she was in her mid-twenties.

For the next ten years he travelled the world, visiting and working in mines and quarries in every continent.

He travels the country conducting workshops and has published eight pieces of Classical music for students.

I used to travel the world for a medium-sized Midwestern bank with five billion dollars in assets.

She still travels the world, tirelessly delivering papers at scientific gatherings and converting anyone she comes across on the way.

We travel the world with our gym bags and prayer rugs, unrolling them in the transit lounges.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

country music singer Dwight Yoakam

Brattleboro offers all the pleasures of a small country town.

It took us an hour to reach the farm house, driving along winding country roads.

Old country churches are a big tourist attraction.

twisting country roads

Umbria is a wonderful region where life is simple and the people are decent country folk.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Country leg, country foot, country stink.

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