country
I. noun (plural countries) Etymology: Middle English contree, from Anglo-French cuntree, contré, from Medieval Latin contrata, from Latin contra against, on the opposite side Date: 13th century 1. an indefinite usually extended expanse of land ; region <
miles of open country
>
2. a. the land of a person's birth, residence, or citizenship b. a political state or nation or its territory 3. a. the people of a state or district ; populace b. jury c. electorate 2 4. rural as distinguished from urban areas <
prefers the country to the city
>
5. country musiccountryish adjective II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the country 2. a. of or relating to a decorative style associated with life in the country <
an English country look
>
; also possessing a style of rustic simplicity <
country furniture
>
b. prepared or processed with farm supplies and procedures <
country ham
>
3. of, relating to, suitable for, or featuring country music <
country singers
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Country — Coun try (k?n tr?), n.; pl. {Countries} ( tr?z). [F. contr[ e]e, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. {Counter}, adv., {Contra}.] 1. A tract of land; a region; the territory of an independent nation; (as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • country — ► NOUN (pl. countries) 1) a nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory. 2) districts outside large urban areas. 3) an area with regard to its physical features: hill country. ● across country Cf. ↑across country …   English terms dictionary

  • Country — Coun try, a. 1. Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city. [1913 Webster] 2. Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • country — adj. (În sintagma) Muzică country = muzică din folclorul american, devenită stil în muzica uşoară contemporană. [pr.: cántri] – cuv. am. Trimis de LauraGellner, 30.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  COUNTRY [CÁNTRI] s. n. muzică country = muzică de cowboy …   Dicționar Român

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  • country — mid 13c., district, native land, from O.Fr. contree, from V.L. * (terra) contrata (land) lying opposite, or (land) spread before one, from L. contra opposite, against (see CONTRA (Cf. contra )). Sense narrowed 1520s to rural areas, as opposed to… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • country — (del inglés; pronunciamos cauntri ) sustantivo masculino 1. Música popular, especialmente la tradicional de los Estados Unidos de América: A mi hermano le gusta el country. Me han regalado dos discos de música country …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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