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

 coun·try /ˈkʌntri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·try, 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.

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land
           of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
           [syn: state, land]
      2: 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" [syn: state, nation, land, commonwealth,
          res publica, body politic]
      3: 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" [syn: nation,
          land, a people]
      4: an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated
         the slower pace of life in the country" [syn: rural area]
         [ant: urban area]
      5: 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" [syn: area]