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Etymology

Middle English contree, contre, from Old French contrée, from Vulgar Latin (terra) contrata ((land) lying opposite; (land) spread before), derived from contra (against, opposite).

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Noun

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Singular
country

Plural
countries

country (countries)
  1. A nation state, a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area.
    Australia is both a country and a continent.
  2. A former independent nation state (e.g., England or Scotland).
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; countryside.
    I come from the country — I'd hate to live in the city now, I'm so used to the woodland and meadows.
    These animals are now found only in the high country.
  4. Short for country music, a genre of popular music that has rural Southern roots and embraces numerous subgenres and styles.

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Translations

Adjective

country (not comparable)

Positive
country

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. From the countryside or connected with it.
  2. Of or connected to country music.

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