Associations to the word «Country»


COUNTRY, noun. (archaic) An area of land; a district, region. [from 13th c.]
COUNTRY, noun. A set region of land having particular human occupation or agreed limits, especially inhabited by members of the same race, language speakers etc., or associated with a given person, occupation, species etc. [from 13th c.]
COUNTRY, noun. The territory of a nation, especially an independent nation state or formerly independent nation; a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area. [from 14th c.]
COUNTRY, noun. ​(usually preceded by “the”) A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; the countryside. [from 16th c.]
COUNTRY, noun. Country music. [from 20th c.]
COUNTRY, noun. (mining) The rock through which a vein runs.
COUNTRY, adjective. From or in the countryside or connected with it.
COUNTRY, adjective. Of or connected to country music.
COUNTRY & WESTERN, noun. (music) Alternative form of country and western
COUNTRY AND WESTERN, noun. (music genre) A diverse field of American popular music that grew out of hillbilly music and features elements from rural peoples across the Southern and Western United States.
COUNTRY AND WESTERN, noun. Early term for country music.
COUNTRY BEAM, noun. (automotive) (dated) A headlight setting intended for empty country roads at night.
COUNTRY BEAMS, noun. Plural of country beam
COUNTRY BLUES, noun. (music genre) A genre of blues with a rural style and elements from folk music.
COUNTRY BUMPKIN, noun. (slang) An unsophisticated person from the rural area of a particular country.
COUNTRY BUMPKINS, noun. Plural of country bumpkin
COUNTRY CLUB, noun. A private club in a rural area or in the outskirts of a town, offering recreational sports activities.
COUNTRY CLUBS, noun. Plural of country club
COUNTRY CODE, noun. A short alphabetic or numeric geographical code representing a specific country or area.
COUNTRY CODE, proper noun. (British) a set of rules and regulations aimed at tourists visiting the countryside
COUNTRY CODES, noun. Plural of country code
COUNTRY COUSIN, noun. An acquaintance from the countryside, who is regarded by city-dwellers as being poorly adapted for city life.
COUNTRY COUSINS, noun. Plural of country cousin
COUNTRY DANCE, noun. (dance) Any set step routine group dance such as ceilidh dance, highland dance, line dance, barn dance or square dance.
COUNTRY DANCE, verb. To take part in country dancing.
COUNTRY DANCES, noun. Plural of country dance
COUNTRY FOLKS, noun. People who live, or grew up, in the country as opposed to a town or city.
COUNTRY GENTLEMAN, noun. A rich man of good social standing who owns and lives in a large rural property.
COUNTRY HOUSE, noun. (British) A weekend and holiday residence, located outside of urban areas, used as a retreat from city life.
COUNTRY HOUSE, noun. (US) A second home.
COUNTRY HOUSES, noun. Plural of country house
COUNTRY MILE, noun. (informal) A long way, a great distance.
COUNTRY MUSIC, noun. (music) A style of popular music that originated in the folk music of the rural population of the southern and western United States and characterized by string-band instruments and simple melodies.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, noun. (legal) The country in which a person or thing is deemed to have originated for the purposes of laws and regulations.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, noun. (international trade) The country where shipped goods are produced.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, noun. (international trade) The country in which the last stage of substantial transformation of goods occurred.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, noun. (international trade) The country in which the most important processing took place.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, noun. (international trade) The country in which a substantial amount of processing took place.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, noun. (consumer goods) The country indicated on a label as being the country in which the goods were made.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, noun. (publishing) Country of first publication.
COUNTRY OF PROVENANCE, noun. (international trade) Country from which goods were shipped.
COUNTRY PARK, noun. An area where people can enjoy recreation in a countryside environment
COUNTRY PARK, noun. (UK) (specifically) one designated as such by the former Countryside Commission.
COUNTRY PARKS, noun. Plural of country park
COUNTRY POP, noun. (music genre) A subgenre of country music that combines it with elements of pop music, produced and marketed to reach a wide audience; or a specific genre of country pop, especially the Nashville sound.
COUNTRY ROCK, noun. (music) A genre of music combining elements of country music and rock music.
COUNTRY ROCK, noun. (geology) The rock which is native to a certain area.
COUNTRY SEAT, noun. A second home in a rural area, especially one of a rich, powerful or important person
COUNTRY STORE, noun. (US) (historical) A general store in a rural setting, often associated with the time of cowboys
COUNTRY WIFE, noun. (Canada) (historical) A fur trader's First Nations or Métis common-law wife.

Dictionary definition

COUNTRY, noun. A politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land".
COUNTRY, noun. The territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries".
COUNTRY, noun. The people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him".
COUNTRY, noun. An area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country".
COUNTRY, noun. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country".

Wise words

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton