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Definition of Country

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

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

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Abraham Lincoln

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Mark Twain

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Confucius

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Thomas Jefferson
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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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