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English noun: country

1. country (group) a politically organized body of people under a single government


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbody politic, commonwealth, land, nation, res publica, state


Broader (hypernym)political entity, political unit


Narrower (hyponym)ally, city state, city-state, commonwealth country, developing country, Dominion, foreign country, great power, major power, power, Reich, renegade state, rogue nation, rogue state, sea power, superpower, suzerain, world power


Instance hyponymEelam, Tamil Eelam


Part holonymestate, estate of the realm, the three estates

2. country (location) the territory occupied by a nation


SamplesHe returned to the land of his birth.
He visited several European countries.


Synonymsland, state


Broader (hypernym)administrative district, administrative division, territorial division


Narrower (hyponym)African country, African nation, Asian country, Asian nation, banana republic, buffer country, buffer state, country of origin, European country, European nation, fatherland, homeland, kingdom, mother country, motherland, native land, North American country, North American nation, South American country, South American nation, sultanate, tax haven


Instance hyponymAntigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahama Islands, Bahamas, Barbados, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ceylon, Commonwealth of Australia, Commonwealth of Dominica, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dutch East Indies, East Timor, Etruria, Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros, Federated States of Micronesia, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Fiji, Friendly Islands, Grenada, Haiti, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Independent State of Samoa, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kingdom of Tonga, Kiribati, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nauru, New Hebrides, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Cape Verde, Republic of Cuba, Republic of Cyprus, Republic of Fiji, Republic of Haiti, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Maldives, Republic of Malta, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Vanuatu, Rus, Russia, Russia, Russian Federation, Saint Christopher-Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Samoa i Sisifo, Sao Thome e Principe, Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome e Principe, Seychelles, Sion, Solomon Islands, Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Thomas and Principe, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, State of Israel, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, TT, TT, Turkey, Turkmen, Turkmenia, Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Ukrayina, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Upper Volta, USSR, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, Yisrael, Zion


Part holonymdemesne, domain, land, midland


Member holonymdepartment, province, state

3. country (group) the people who live in a nation or country


SamplesA statement that sums up the nation's mood.
The news was announced to the nation.
The whole country worshipped him.


Synonymsland, nation


Broader (hypernym)people


Narrower (hyponym)British, British people, Brits, Dutch, Dutch people, English, English people, French, French people, Irish, Irish people, Spanish, Spanish people, Swiss, Swiss people


Member holonymnational, subject

4. country (location) an area outside of cities and towns


SamplesHis poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country.


Synonymsrural area


Broader (hypernym)geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region


Narrower (hyponym)back country, backwoods, boondocks, countryside, farming area, farmland, hinterland, scrubland, weald, wold


Part holonymgrazing land, lea, ley, pasture, pastureland


Antonymspopulated area, urban area

5. country (location) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)


SamplesIt was a mountainous area.
Bible country.


Synonymsarea


Broader (hypernym)region


Narrower (hyponym)anchorage, anchorage ground, arena, bed ground, bed-ground, bedground, block, broadcast area, center, centre, city block, clear, corner, corner, danger, disaster area, eye, fireside, free port, free zone, hangout, haunt, heart, hearth, high country, hunting ground, middle, neighborhood, no man's land, no-go area, open, playground, quadrant, quadrant, rain shadow, refuge, repair, resort, resort area, retreat, safety, scene, section, shrubbery, space, staging area, stamping ground, tank farm, vacation spot, winner's circle


Instance hyponymBermuda Triangle









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