Meaning of "country" in Essential American English Dictionary


noun us /ˈkʌn·tri/

A1 (plural countries) an area of land that has its own government, army, etc.:

European countries

A2 [ no plural ] land that is not in towns or cities, and that can have fields and farms on it or be wild:

It’s nice to get out in the country on weekends.
This whole area is bear country (= where many bears live).

(Definition of “country” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)