['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'.
(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. . Region, land.. Rural parts (as distinguished from city).
a. . Rustic, rural.. 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.—n.pl. 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.
- I told his impudence that the gilt pestle and mortar was quite ornament enough; as if I was born, indeed, to be a country surgeon's wife! 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Of the species which do change, only a few within the same country change at the same time; and all modifications are slowly effected. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- I believe I could make an independent fortune in a few years if I devoted myself exclusively to portraits, so great is the desire for good portraits in the different country towns. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- The march, now, had to be made with great caution, for he was approaching Lee's army and nearing the country that still remained open to the enemy. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Oh, at six o'clock: he keeps early hours in the country. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- We always used that name for marshes, in our country. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- But that gentleman, looking at Darcy, seemed to think the country was nothing at all. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- Yet it was quite certain, from the absolute stillness, that we were in the country. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- It can seldom happen that much can be spared from the circulating money of the country; because in that there can seldom be much redundancy. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- Barren timber for building is of great value in a populous and well-cultivated country, and the land which produces it affords a considerable rent. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- Mr. Trabb's boy was the most audacious boy in all that country-side. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- But they have found him alive, hiding in the country, and have brought him in. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- Not to get up a mystery with these people, I resolved to announce in the morning that my uncle had unexpectedly come from the country. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- To keep up the conversation, I asked Mr. Vholes if he would like to live altogether in the country. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Men are vain of the beauty of their country, of their county, of their parish. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- This expense, however, it must be acknowledged, is more moderate in Great Britain than in most other countries. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- The same point is frequently at this day a matter of controversy in the wine countries. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- In the coin of some countries, the value of the two metals is nearly equal. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- Such colonies, therefore, have been a source of expense, and not of revenue, to their respective mother countries. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- Almost all countries exchange with one another, partly native and partly foreign goods. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- What the Cape of Good Hope is between Europe and every part of the East Indies, Batavia is between the principal countries of the East Indies. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- Feeding and fattening countries, besides, must always be highly improved, whereas breeding countries are generally uncultivated. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- I come,' returned the other, meeting his eye, 'from many countries. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- The reaper is still used extensively, especially in foreign countries. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- A happy circumstance for France, as the like always is for all countries similarly favoured! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- I send it you now, because I apprehend some late accidents are likely to revive the contest between the two countries. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- We have opened this chapter with the stories of two countries. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- There are now in use in America something over 5,000 Linotype machines; and in other countries about 2,000, making 7,000 in all. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- I stayed but two months with my wife and family, for my insatiable desire of seeing foreign countries, would suffer me to continue no longer. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- In effect, I am of no country,' said Mr Blandois, stretching out his leg and smiting it: 'I descend from half-a-dozen countries. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.