HyperDic: country

English > 5 senses of the word country:
NOUNgroupcountry, state, nation, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politica politically organized body of people under a single government
locationcountry, state, landthe territory occupied by a nation
groupcountry, nation, landthe people who live in a nation or country
locationcountry, rural areaan area outside of cities and towns
locationcountry, areaa particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
country > pronunciation
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > country: 5 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA politically organized body of people under a single government.
Example "the country's largest manufacturer"
Synonymsstate, nation, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic
InstancesEelam, Tamil EelamThe independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for
Partsestate of the realm, estate, the three estatesA 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
NarrowerDominionOne of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
ReichThe German state
allyA friendly nation
city state, city-stateA state consisting of a sovereign city
commonwealth countryAny of the countries in the British Commonwealth
developing countryA country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically
foreign countryAny state of which one is not a citizen
rogue state, renegade state, rogue nationA state that does not respect other states in its international actions
sea powerA nation that possesses formidable naval strength
suzerainA state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign / foreign affairs
world power, major power, great power, power, superpowerA state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
Broaderpolitical unit, political entityA unit with political responsibilities
Spanishestado, nación, país, república, res publica
Catalanestat, nació, país, república, res publica, terra
English > country: 5 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe territory occupied by a nation.
Synonymsstate, land
InstancesAntigua and BarbudaA country in the northern Leeward Islands
Australia, Commonwealth of AustraliaA nation occupying the whole / whole of the Australian continent
Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Bahama Islandsisland country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba
BarbadosA parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados
Burkina Faso, Upper VoltaA desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa
Cape Verde, Republic of Cape VerdeAn island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal
Comoros, Federal Islamic Republic of the ComorosA country on the Comoro Islands
Cuba, Republic of CubaA communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba
Cyprus, Republic of CyprusA country on the island of Cyprus
Dominica, Commonwealth of DominicaA country on the island of Dominica
Dominican RepublicA republic in the West Indies
East TimorA former Portuguese colony that was annexed by Indonesia in 1976
EtruriaAn ancient country in central Italy
Fiji, Republic of FijiAn independent state within the British Commonwealth located on the Fiji Islands
GrenadaAn island state in the West Indies in the southeastern Caribbean Sea
Haiti, Republic of HaitiA republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola
Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia, Dutch East IndiesA republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, SionJewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean
JamaicaA country on the island of Jamaica
Kiribati, Republic of KiribatiAn island republic in the west central Pacific just to the south of the equator
Maldives, Republic of MaldivesA republic on the Maldive Islands
Malta, Republic of MaltaA republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean
Marshall Islands, Republic of the Marshall IslandsA republic (under United States protection) on the Marshall Islands
Mauritius, Republic of MauritiusA parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia, TTA country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States
Nauru, Republic of NauruAn island republic on Nauru Island
New ZealandAn independent country within the British Commonwealth
Palau, Republic of Palau, TTA republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States
Papua New Guinea, Independent State of Papua New GuineaA parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea
Philippines, Republic of the PhilippinesA republic on the Philippine Islands
RusThe medieval Russian state established by Scandinavian traders in the 9th century
Russia, Russian FederationA federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and NevisA country on several of the Leeward Islands
Saint Lucia, St. LuciaA country on the island of Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Vincent and the GrenadinesAn island country in the central Windward Islands
Samoa, Independent State of Samoa, Western Samoa, Samoa i SisifoA constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific
Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome e Principe, Sao Thome e Principe, St. Thomas and Principeisland nation in the South Atlantic off the west coast of Africa
Seychelles, Republic of SeychellesA republic on the Seychelles islands
Solomon IslandsThe southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth
Soviet Union, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSRA former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia
Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, CeylonA republic on the island of Ceylon
Tonga, Kingdom of Tonga, Friendly IslandsA monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific
Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Trinidad and TobagoAn island republic in the West Indies off the northeastern coast of Venezuela
Turkey, Republic of TurkeyA Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans
Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Turkmen, TurkmeniaA republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran
TuvaluA small island republic on the Tuvalu islands
Ukraine, UkrayinaA republic in southeastern Europe
Vanuatu, Republic of Vanuatu, New HebridesA volcanic island republic in Melanesia
MembersdepartmentThe territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
state, provinceThe territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
Partsdomain, demesne, landterritory over which rule or control is exercised
midlandThe interior part of a country
NarrowerAfrican country, African nationAny one of the countries occupying the African continent
Asian country, Asian nationAny one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
European country, European nationAny one of the countries occupying the European continent
North American country, North American nationAny country on the North American continent
South American country, South American nationAny one of the countries occupying the South American continent
banana republicA small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable / unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)
buffer state, buffer countryA small neutral state between two rival powers
fatherland, homeland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, native landThe country where you were born
kingdomA country with a king as head of state
sultanatecountry or territory ruled by a sultan
tax havenA country or independent region where taxes are low
Broaderadministrative district, administrative division, territorial divisionA district defined for administrative purposes
Spanishestado, nación, país, tierra
Catalanestat, nació, país, terra
English > country: 5 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningThe people who live in a nation or country.
Example "the whole country worshipped him"
Synonymsnation, land
Membersnational, subjectA person who owes allegiance to that nation
NarrowerBritish, British people, BritsThe people of Great Britain
Dutch, Dutch peopleThe people of the Netherlands
English, English peopleThe people of England
French, French peopleThe people of France
Irish, Irish peoplePeople of Ireland or of Irish extraction
Spanish, Spanish peopleThe people of Spain
Swiss, Swiss peopleThe natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Spanishnación, país, pueblo
Catalannació, país, poble, terra
English > country: 5 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningAn area outside of cities and towns.
Example"his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
Synonymrural area
Partspasture, pastureland, grazing land, lea, leyA field / field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
Narrowerbackwoods, back country, boondocks, hinterlandA remote and undeveloped area
countrysideRural regions
farmland, farming areaA rural area where farming is practiced
scrublandAn uncultivated region covered with scrub vegetation
wealdAn area of open or forested country
woldA tract of open rolling country (especially upland)
Broadergeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
Oppositeurban area, populated areaA geographical area constituting a city or town
Spanishárea rural, campo, país, zona rural
Catalanàrea rural, camp, espai rural, país, zona rural
Adjectivesruralof or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city
English > country: 5 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
Example "Bible country"
InstancesBermuda TriangleAn area in the western Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes are supposed to have been mysteriously lost
Narroweranchorage, anchorage groundplace for vessels to anchor
arenaThe central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held
bed ground, bed-ground, bedgroundAn area on which a drove of cattle or sheep can sleep for a night
block, city blockA rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
broadcast areaThe area over which a radio or tv transmission can be received
center, centre, middle, heart, eyeAn area that is approximately central within some larger / larger region
cornerA place off to the side of an area
cornerA remote area
dangerA dangerous place
disaster areaA region whose population is affected by a general disaster
free port, free zoneAn area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties
haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping groundA frequently visited place
hearth, firesideAn area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)
high countryAn area lying above the piedmont but below the timberline
hunting groundAn area in which game is hunted
neighborhoodAn area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community)
no-go areaAn area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is forbidden
no man's landAn unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies
open, clearA clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
quadrantThe area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle
quadrantAny of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes
rain shadowAn area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it
resort area, playground, vacation spotAn area where many people go for recreation / recreation
retreatA place of privacy
safety, refugeA safe place
sceneThe place where some action occurs
sectionA distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
shrubberyAn area where a number of shrubs are planted
spaceAn area reserved for some particular purpose
staging areaAn area where troops and equipment in transit are assembled before a military operation
tank farmAn area used exclusively for storing petroleum in large tanks
trouble spotA place where trouble exists or occurs regularly
winner's circleA small area at a racecourse where awards are given to the owners of winning horses
BroaderregionA large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
Spanishárea, región

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