Meaning of “country” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈkʌntri/
an impoverished countrya country at warHe is forbidden from leaving the country.He is among the top five tennis players in the country.They live in the far south of the country.

A1 [ C ] an area of land that has its own government, army, etc:

European countries
the country

A2 the areas that are away from towns and cities

the people who live in a country:

The country was shocked by the President's decision.

(Definition of “country noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)