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English definition of “country”

country

noun [S or U] (NATURAL LAND)    /ˈkʌn.tri/
A2 land that is not in towns , cities , or industrial areas and is either used for farming or left in its natural condition : He lives out in the country somewhere . Would you prefer to live in the country instead of a town ? Country life isn't always as peaceful as city-dwellers think . It's often quicker to travel across country and avoid the major roads altogether .The countryside Grammar:Geographical places
(Definition of country noun (NATURAL LAND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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