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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
country (noun)
1.
an indefinite usually extended expanse of land - region miles of open country
2.
a) the land of a person's birth, residence, or citizenship
b) a political state or nation or its territory
3.
a) the people of a state or district - populace
b) - jury
c) - electorate
4.
rural as distinguished from urban areas - prefers the country to the city
5.
- country music
country (adjective)
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the country
2.
a) of or relating to a decorative style associated with life in the country - an English country look , also possessing a style of rustic simplicity - country furniture
b) prepared or processed with farm supplies and procedures - country ham
3.
of, relating to, suitable for, or featuring country music - country singers
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
country (adjective)
of, relating to, associated with, or typical of open areas with few buildings or people
SYNONIMS:
bucolic, country, pastoral, rustic ( rustical)
RELATED WORDS:
backwoods, backwoodsy, countrified ( countryfied), provincial; agrarian, agricultural; nonurban, semirural
NEAR ANTONYMS:
citified, urbanized; metro, metropolitan, municipal; nonagricultural, nonfarm
urban
country (noun)
1.
the land of one's birth, residence, or citizenship
SYNONIMS:
fatherland, home, homeland, mother country, motherland, sod
RELATED WORDS:
old country; community, neighborhood
country (noun)
2.
the open rural area outside of big towns and cities
SYNONIMS:
boondocks, boonies, countryside, nowhere, sticks
RELATED WORDS:
exurbia; backcountry, backwater, backwoods, bush, frontier, hinterland, outback, up-country; wild, wilderness
middle of nowhere
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conurbation, megalopolis, urban sprawl
country (noun)
3.
a body of people composed of one or more nationalities usually with its own territory and government
SYNONIMS:
commonwealth, country, land, sovereignty ( sovranty), state
RELATED WORDS:
city-state, microstate, ministate, nation-state; domain, dominion, empire, kingdom, realm, republic; duchy, dukedom, emirate, principality, seigniory ( seignory), sultanate; democracy, dictatorship, monarchy, monocracy, oligarchy, sovereign ( sovran), theocracy; client state, colony, condominium, dependency, mandate, province, settlement, soil, trust territory; fatherland, homeland, motherland; great power, power, sea power, superpower, world power; welfare state
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