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country

 
Noun country has 5 senses
  1. country, state, land - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
    --1 is a kind of administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
    --1 has parts: domain, demesne, land; midland
    --1 has members: department; state, province
    --1 has particulars:
     banana republic; fatherland, homeland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, native land; buffer state, buffer country; kingdom; tax haven; European country, European nation; African country, African nation; Asian country, Asian nation; South American country, South American nation; North American country, North American nation; Antigua and Barbuda; Cape Verde, Republic of Cape Verde; Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ceylon; Comoros, Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros; Cuba, Republic of Cuba; Haiti, Republic of Haiti; Dominican Republic; Jamaica; Barbados; Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus; Dominica, Commonwealth of Dominica; East Timor; Fiji, Republic of Fiji; Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion; Etruria; Australia, Commonwealth of Australia; Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia, TT; Marshall Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands; Tuvalu; Kiribati, Republic of Kiribati; Nauru, Republic of Nauru; Papua New Guinea, Independent State of Papua New Guinea; Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Bahama Islands; sultanate; Burkina Faso, Upper Volta; Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia, Dutch East Indies; Grenada; Maldives, Republic of Maldives; Malta, Republic of Malta; Mauritius, Republic of Mauritius; New Zealand; Palau, Republic of Palau, TT; Philippines, Republic of the Philippines; Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia, St. Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa, Independent State of Samoa, Western Samoa, Samoa i Sisifo; Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome e Principe, Sao Thome e Principe, St. Thomas and Principe; Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Rus; Soviet Union, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR; Russia, Russian Federation; Ukraine, Ukrayina; Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Turkmen, Turkmenia; Tonga, Kingdom of Tonga, Friendly Islands; Turkey, Republic of Turkey; Vanuatu, Republic of Vanuatu, New Hebrides
  2. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the 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"
    --2 is a kind of political unit
    --2 has parts: estate, estate of the realm
    --2 has particulars:
     Dominion; Reich; rogue state, renegade state, rogue nation; suzerain; sea power; world power, major power, great power, power, superpower; city state; ally
  3. nation, land, country, a people - the people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him"
    --3 is a kind of people
    --3 has members: national, subject
    --3 has particulars:
     Dutch, Dutch people; British, British people, the British, Brits; English, English people, the English; Irish, Irish people, the Irish; French, French people; Spanish, Spanish people; Swiss, Swiss people, the Swiss
  4. country, rural area - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
    --4 is a kind of geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region
    --4 has parts: pasture, pastureland, grazing land, lea, ley
    --4 has particulars:
     backwoods, back country, boondocks, hinterland; farmland, farming area; countryside; scrubland; weald; wold
  5. area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
    --5 is a kind of region
    --5 has particulars:
     arena; bed ground, bed-ground, bedground; broadcast area; center, centre, middle, heart, eye; corner; corner; disaster area; haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping ground; hearth, fireside; hunting ground; no-go area; no man's land; quadrant; quadrant; rain shadow; staging area; open, clear; free port, free zone; anchorage, anchorage ground; resort area, playground, vacation spot; block, city block; retreat; safety, refuge; danger; scene; section, plane section; section; shrubbery; space; tank farm; winner's circle; Bermuda Triangle
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