noun, plural coun·tries.
Origin of country
Related Words for countriesland, people, region, community, society, state, public, province, commonwealth, kingdom, realm, populace, soil, terrain, polity, homeland, citizenry, inhabitants, citizens, constituents
Examples from the Web for countries
Contemporary Examples of countries
There are reasons that European countries tend to avoid fluoride.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers
July 27, 2016
According to Pew, 14 of the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa have blasphemy laws.
We do see that a few European countries have them on the books: Germany, Poland, Italy, Ireland, a couple more.
The same picture emerges from middle class men in the U.S., Canada, and the Nordic countries.
In Scandinavian countries this discrimination has been dramatically reduced.
Historical Examples of countries
Of all countries in the world, there is none I so much wish to visit as Persia.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
But if it is His own country, it don't make Him any connysoor of countries with me.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
In some countries it actually took the place of the old tribal dialect.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
We have never any wish to interfere in the political conditions of any other countries.
It has been so in other countries; I trust it may be so in this country.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
noun plural -tries
- the part of the land that is away from cities or industrial areas; rural districts
- (as modifier)country cottage
- (in combination)a countryman
Word Origin for country
mid-13c., "district, native land," from Old French contree, from Vulgar Latin *(terra) contrata "(land) lying opposite," or "(land) spread before one," from Latin contra "opposite, against" (see contra-). Sense narrowed 1520s to rural areas, as opposed to cities. Replaced Old English land. As an adjective from late 14c. First record of country-and-western music style is from 1942. Country club first recorded 1886. Country mile "a long way" is from 1915, American English.