country

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country


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Singular
country

Plural
countries

  1. A land that is controlled by a government.
    Russia is the largest country in the world.
  2. (usually "the country") (uncountable) Places outside or far from cities; the type of place where farms are. The countryside.
    We live way out in the country.
    I come from the country, so I don't like the busy city.
  3. (informal) (uncountable) A certain place, in general.
    You're in Nascar country now.
    We're away from civilization and in God's country.
  4. (informal) (uncountable) A kind of (mostly American) music started by people who lived far from cities. Short for country music.
    I've been listening to a lot of country this month.

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  • (countryside) city

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Positive
country

Comparative
more country

Superlative
most country

  1. Away from the city.
    We were driving down a country road, with trees all around.
  2. (informal) Typical of farms or places away from cities. Typical of country people.
    His way seeing the world is so country.
    Her appartment looks very country.
    Chewing tobacco is a such a country thing to do.
    I love country cooking, especially fried chicken.

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