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Definition 1: a politically organized body of people under a single government - [noun denoting group]

Samples where country or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for country in the sense of this definition

(country is a kind of ...) a unit with political responsibilities

(... is a kind of country ) any of the countries in the British Commonwealth

(... is a kind of country ) a friendly nation

(... is a kind of country ) a state consisting of a sovereign city

(... is a kind of country ) a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world

(... is a kind of country ) a nation that possesses formidable naval strength

(... is a kind of country ) a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs

(... is a kind of country ) a state that does not respect other states in its international actions

(... is a kind of country ) the German state

(... is a kind of country ) any state of which one is not a citizen

"working in a foreign country takes a bit of getting used to"

(... is a kind of country ) one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth

(... is a kind of country ) a country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically

(... is an instance of country) the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for

(country is a part of ...) a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights

Definition 2: the people who live in a nation or country - [noun denoting group]

Samples where country or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
  • the news was announced to the nation
  • the whole country worshipped him

Synonyms for country in the sense of this definition

(country is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

(... is a kind of country ) the people of the Netherlands

"the Dutch are famous for their tulips"

(... is a kind of country ) the people of Great Britain

(... is a kind of country ) the people of England

(... is a kind of country ) people of Ireland or of Irish extraction

(... is a kind of country ) the people of France

(... is a kind of country ) the people of Spain

(... is a kind of country ) the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland

(country is a member of ...) a person who owes allegiance to that nation

"a monarch has a duty to his subjects"

Definition 3: the territory occupied by a nation - [noun denoting location]

Samples where country or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he returned to the land of his birth
  • he visited several European countries

Synonyms for country in the sense of this definition

(country is a kind of ...) a district defined for administrative purposes

(... is a kind of country ) any country on the North American continent

(... is a kind of country ) any one of the countries occupying the South American continent

(... is a kind of country ) any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent

(... is a kind of country ) any one of the countries occupying the African continent

(... is a kind of country ) any one of the countries occupying the European continent

(... is a kind of country ) a country or independent region where taxes are low

(... is a kind of country ) a country with a king as head of state

(... is a kind of country ) country or territory ruled by a sultan

(... is a kind of country ) a small neutral state between two rival powers

(... is a kind of country ) the country where you were born

(... is a kind of country ) a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)

(... is an instance of country) an island state in the West Indies in the southeastern Caribbean Sea; an independent state within the British Commonwealth

(... is an instance of country) a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located to the east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983

(... is an instance of country) a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946

(... is an instance of country) a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States

(... is an instance of country) an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery

(... is an instance of country) a parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius

(... is an instance of country) a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964

(... is an instance of country) a republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965

(... is an instance of country) a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960

(... is an instance of country) a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions

(... is an instance of country) a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979

(... is an instance of country) an island country in the central Windward Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1979

(... is an instance of country) a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific

(... is an instance of country) a volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980

(... is an instance of country) a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923

(... is an instance of country) a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970

(... is an instance of country) a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991

(... is an instance of country) a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century

(... is an instance of country) a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state

(... is an instance of country) a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991

(... is an instance of country) the medieval Russian state established by Scandinavian traders in the 9th century; the capital was first in Novgorod and then in Kiev

(... is an instance of country) the southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth

(... is an instance of country) a republic on the Seychelles islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1976

(... is an instance of country) island nation in the South Atlantic off the west coast of Africa; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975; has enormous offshore oil reserves

(... is an instance of country) island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort

(... is an instance of country) a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations

(... is an instance of country) an island republic on Nauru Island; phosphate exports support the economy

(... is an instance of country) a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area

(... is an instance of country) a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism

(... is an instance of country) a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola

(... is an instance of country) a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere

(... is an instance of country) a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba

(... is an instance of country) a country on the Comoro Islands

(... is an instance of country) a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948

(... is an instance of country) a country in the northern Leeward Islands

(... is an instance of country) an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal

(... is an instance of country) an island republic in the West Indies off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962

(... is an instance of country) a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin

(... is an instance of country) a country on the island of Dominica

(... is an instance of country) an island republic in the west central Pacific just to the south of the equator

(... is an instance of country) a small island republic on the Tuvalu islands; formerly part of the British colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands until it withdrew in 1975 and became independent of the United Kingdom in 1978

(... is an instance of country) a republic (under United States protection) on the Marshall Islands

(... is an instance of country) a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986

(... is an instance of country) a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony

(... is an instance of country) an ancient country in central Italy; assimilated by the Romans by about 200 BC

(... is an instance of country) Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine

(... is an instance of country) an independent state within the British Commonwealth located on the Fiji Islands

(... is an instance of country) a former Portuguese colony that was annexed by Indonesia in 1976; voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999 and in May 2002 became an independent nation

(country is a part of ...) the interior part of a country

(country is a part of ...) territory over which rule or control is exercised

"his domain extended into Europe" "he made it the law of the land"

(country is a member of ...) the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

"his state is in the deep south"

(country is a member of ...) the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)

Definition 4: an area outside of cities and towns - [noun denoting location]

Samples where country or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country

Synonyms for country in the sense of this definition

(country is a kind of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(... is a kind of country ) a remote and undeveloped area

(... is a kind of country ) a rural area where farming is practiced

(... is a kind of country ) rural regions

(... is a kind of country ) an uncultivated region covered with scrub vegetation

(... is a kind of country ) an area of open or forested country

(... is a kind of country ) a tract of open rolling country (especially upland)

(country is a part of ...) a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock

Definition 5: a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where country or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a mountainous area
  • Bible country

Synonyms for country in the sense of this definition

(country is a kind of ...) a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

"penguins inhabit the polar regions"

(... is a kind of country ) the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand

(... is a kind of country ) an area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties

(... is a kind of country ) place for vessels to anchor

(... is a kind of country ) an area where many people go for recreation

(... is a kind of country ) a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings

"he lives in the next block"

(... is a kind of country ) an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community)

"an ethnic neighborhood"

(... is a kind of country ) a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet

(... is a kind of country ) a safe place

"He ran to safety"

(... is a kind of country ) a dangerous place

"He moved out of danger"

(... is a kind of country ) the place where some action occurs

"the police returned to the scene of the crime"

(... is a kind of country ) a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people

"no section of the nation is more ardent than the South" "there are three synagogues in the Jewish section"

(... is a kind of country ) an area where a number of shrubs are planted

(... is a kind of country ) an area reserved for some particular purpose

"the laboratory's floor space"

(... is a kind of country ) an area used exclusively for storing petroleum in large tanks

(... is a kind of country ) a place where trouble exists or occurs regularly

(... is a kind of country ) a small area at a racecourse where awards are given to the owners of winning horses

(... is a kind of country ) a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water

"finally broke out of the forest into the open"

(... is a kind of country ) an area where troops and equipment in transit are assembled before a military operation

(... is a kind of country ) an area lying above the piedmont but below the timberline

(... is a kind of country ) an area on which a drove of cattle or sheep can sleep for a night

(... is a kind of country ) the area over which a radio or tv transmission can be received

(... is a kind of country ) an area that is approximately central within some larger region

"it is in the center of town" "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle" "they were in the eye of the storm"

(... is a kind of country ) a place off to the side of an area

"he tripled to the rightfield corner" "the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean"

(... is a kind of country ) a remote area

"in many corners of the world they still practice slavery"

(... is a kind of country ) a region whose population is affected by a general disaster

(... is a kind of country ) a frequently visited place

(... is a kind of country ) an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)

"they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"

(... is a kind of country ) an area in which game is hunted

(... is a kind of country ) an area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is forbidden

(... is a kind of country ) an unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies

(... is a kind of country ) the area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle

(... is a kind of country ) any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes

(... is a kind of country ) an area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it

(... is an instance of country) an area in the western Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes are supposed to have been mysteriously lost

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