part of speech: noun

inflections: countries

definition 1: a large area of land where people live under the same government or have the same culture; nation.

  • Laos is a country in Asia.

synonyms: commonwealth, land

definition 2: land or area of land; region.

  • We’ll be traveling through the north country, so we’ll probably see wolves.

synonyms: land, territory

definition 3: the people of a state or nation.

  • The whole country speaks the same language.

synonyms: citizens, nation, people, population

definition 4: the land a person is born in or is a citizen of.

  • We had to leave our country because of war.

synonyms: homeland

definition 5: the land outside of towns and cities.

  • The Millers live in the country on a farm.

synonyms: countryside, provinces