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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