countryside

[ kuhn-tree-sahyd ]
/ ˈkʌn triˌsaɪd /

noun

a particular section of a country, especially a rural section.
its inhabitants.

Origin of countryside

First recorded in 1615–25; country + side1
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British Dictionary definitions for countryside

countryside

/ (ˈkʌntrɪˌsaɪd) /

noun

a rural area or its population
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Word Origin and History for countryside

countryside


n.

mid-15c., literally "one side of a country" (a valley, a mountain range, etc.), from country + side (n.); hence, "any tract of land having a natural unity" (1727).

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