['kʌntrɪ] or ['kʌntri]


(noun.) the territory occupied by a nation; 'he returned to the land of his birth'; 'he visited several European countries'.

(noun.) an area outside of cities and towns; 'his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country'.

克洛伊校对--From WordNet


(adv.) A tract of land; a region; the territory of an independent nation; (as distinguished from any other region, and with a personal pronoun) the region of one's birth, permanent residence, or citizenship.

(adv.) Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.

(adv.) The inhabitants or people of a state or a region; the populace; the public. Hence: (a) One's constituents. (b) The whole body of the electors of state; as, to dissolve Parliament and appeal to the country.

(adv.) A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.

(adv.) The inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn.

(adv.) The rock through which a vein runs.

(a.) Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city.

(a.) Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners.

(a.) Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.



n. [1]. Region, land.[2]. Rural parts (as distinguished from city).

a. [1]. Rustic, rural.[2]. Rude, rough, unrefined, uncultivated, countrified.



n. a rural region as distinct from a town: a tract of land: the land in which one was born or in which one resides.—adj. belonging to the country: rustic: rude.—p.adj. Coun′trified.—v.t. Coun′trify to make rustic.—ns. Coun′try-box a country-house; Coun′try-dance a dance practised by country people: a dance in which an indefinite number of couples can take part the gentlemen being arranged at the commencement on one side and the ladies on the other.— Coun′try-folk the inhabitants of the country.—ns. Coun′try-house -seat the residence of a country gentleman; Coun′tryman one who lives in the country: a farmer: one born in the same country with another; Coun′try-side a district or part of the country; Coun′try-woman a woman who dwells in the country: a woman born in the same country.—Country cousin a relative from the country unaccustomed to town sights or manners; Country gentleman a landed proprietor who resides on his estate in the country; Country town a small town in a rural district depending on the agricultural industry of the surrounding country.—Go to the country in parliamentary usage to appeal to the feeling of the community by a general election.



To dream of being in a beautiful and fertile country, where abound rich fields of grain and running streams of pure water, denotes the very acme of good times is at hand. Wealth will pile in upon you, and you will be able to reign in state in any country. If the country be dry and bare, you will see and hear of troublous times. Famine and sickness will be in the land.





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