Definition of countryside in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌntrɪsʌɪd/


[mass noun]
1The land and scenery of a rural area: they explored the surrounding countryside [as modifier]: countryside conservation groups
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  • It's easy to spend whole fascinating days exploring the surrounding countryside.
  • And, of course, this city is a gateway to some of the finest countryside in the land.
  • If not, communities living in the rural countryside would not be viable, he warned.
landscape, scenery, surroundings, setting, environment;
terrain, land, country, parts
a rural area, a rural district, farmland, agricultural land, the country, the green belt, the great outdoors;
the provinces, the backwoods, the wilds, the wilderness, the hinterland;
Australian  the outback, the bush, the back country, the booay;
South African  the backveld, the platteland
informal the sticks, the back of beyond, the middle of nowhere
North American informal the boondocks, the boonies, the tall timbers
Australian informal Woop Woop, beyond the black stump
1.1The inhabitants of countryside areas: the political influence of the countryside remains strong
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  • In snubbing the countryside and its urban allies, the Government got it seriously wrong.
  • He has some of the facts and figures of just how dependent the countryside is on townie subsidy.
  • That is why there is no place in Cool Britannia for the people and culture of the countryside.

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