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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·try n.; pl. Countries
 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) A jury, as representing the citizens of a country. (b) The inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn.
 5. Mining. The rock through which a vein runs.
 Conclusion to the country. See under Conclusion.
 To put one's self upon the country, or To throw one's self upon the country, to appeal to one's constituents; to stand trial before a jury.