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Dictionary definition for: Country

1. (n) the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth" "he visited several European countries"

2. (n) 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"

3. (n) 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"

4. (n) an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"

5. (n) 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"

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