Meaning of "country" in Essential English Dictionary


noun uk /ˈkʌntri/

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:

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

(Definition of “country” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)