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country noun (countries) 1 an area of land distinguished from other areas by its culture, climate, inhabitants, political boundery, etc. 2 the population of such an area of land. 3 a nation or state. 4 one's native land. 5 (often the country) open land, away from the towns and cities, usually characterized by moors, woods, hills, fields, etc. 6 land having a certain character or connection • Burns country. 7 an area of knowledge or experience • back in the familiar country of simple arithmetic. across country not keeping to roads. go to the country Brit said of a government in power: to dissolve parliament and hold a general election.
ETYMOLOGY: 13c: from French contrée, from Latin contrata terra land lying in front of one.