noun, plural coun·tries.
Origin of country
Examples from the Web for intercountry
Contemporary Examples of intercountry
Under more normal circumstances, intercountry adoptions often take years to complete.Haiti's Adoption Free-for-All
Elizabeth Foy Larsen
January 25, 2010
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.