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Definition of Country


  1. 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.
  2. Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.
  3. 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.
  4. A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.
  5. The inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn.
  6. The rock through which a vein runs.
  7. Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city.
  8. Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners.
  9. Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.

Country Quotations

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
Samuel Adams

Only in America can someone start with nothing and achieve the American Dream. That's the greatness of this country.
Rafael Cruz

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.
Louis Pasteur
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Country Translations

country in Danish is land
country in Dutch is platteland, open veld
country in Finnish is maa
country in German is Gegend, Land, Land
country in Italian is terreno, campagna
country in Latin is terra, humus, solum
country in Norwegian is land
country in Swedish is bygd, land
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