Country

Definition of Country

Coun´try   Pronunciation: k?n´tr?
n.1.A tract of land; a region; the territory of an independent nation; (as distinguished from any other region, and with a personal pronoun) the region of one's birth, permanent residence, or citizenship.
Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred.
- Gen. xxxxii. 9.
I might have learned this by my last exile,
that change of countries cannot change my state.
- Stirling.
Many a famous realm
And country, whereof here needs no account
- Milton.
2.Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.
As they walked, on their way into the country.
- Mark xvi. 12 (Rev. Ver. ).
God made the covatry, and man made the town.
- Cowper.
Only very great men were in the habit of dividing the year between town and country.
- Macaulay.
3.The inhabitants or people of a state or a region; the populace; the public. Hence: (a) One's constituents. (b) The whole body of the electors of state; as, to dissolve Parliament and appeal to the country.
All the country in a general voice
Cried hate upon him.
- Shak.
4.(Law) A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.
5.(Mining.) The rock through which a vein runs.
Conclusion to the country
See under Conclusion.
To put one's self upon the country
to appeal to one's constituents; to stand trial before a jury.
a.1.Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city.
2.Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners.
3.Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.
She, bowing herself towards him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, spake in her country language.
- 2 Macc. vii. 27.

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