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country British & World English

A nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory

the country in country British & World English

The people of a nation

country ham British & World English

A ham that is dry-cured with salt before smoking

old country British & World English

The native country of a person who has gone to live abroad

in-country British & World English

In a country rather than operating from outside

Amish Country British & World English

Name for areas, chiefly in southeastern Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio, that are inhabited by the Amish

Black Country British & World English

A district of the English Midlands with much heavy industry

Cajun Country British & World English

A region of southern Louisiana that is inhabited largely by Cajuns, who are descendants of 18th-century exiles from Acadia, now Nova Scotia

country blues British & World English

A simple form of blues in which the singer is accompanied by an acoustic guitar

country club British & World English

A club with sporting and social facilities, set in a rural area

country dance British & World English

A traditional type of social English dance, in particular one performed by couples facing each other in long lines

country-fried British & World English

(Of an item of food) covered in batter, flour, or breadcrumbs and fried

country house British & World English

A large house in the country, typically the seat of a wealthy or aristocratic family

country mile British & World English

A very long way

country music British & World English

A form of popular music originating in the rural southern US. It is a mixture of ballads and dance tunes played characteristically on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and pedal steel guitar

country party British & World English

A political party supporting agricultural rather than manufacturing interests

country rock1 British & World English

The rock which encloses a mineral deposit, igneous intrusion, or other feature

country rock2 British & World English

A type of popular music that is a blend of rock and country music

country seat British & World English

A large country house and estate belonging to an aristocratic family

cross-country British & World English

Across fields or countryside, as opposed to on roads or tracks

North Country British & World English

In New York State, areas north of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers that extend to the St. Lawrence Valley and Lake Ontario

north country British & World English

The northern part of a country, for example the part of England north of the River Humber

third country British & World English

A Third World country

high-country British & World English

Of or relating to land above the piedmont and below the timberline

God's country British & World English

An area or region supposedly favoured by God, especially the United States regarded in this way

West Country British & World English

The south-western counties of England

Basque Country British & World English

A region of the western Pyrenees in both France and Spain, the homeland of the Basque people

Channel Country British & World English

An area of SW Queensland and NE South Australia, watered intermittently by natural channels, where rich grasslands produced by the summer rains provide grazing for cattle

across country British & World English

Not keeping to roads

country cousin British & World English

A person with an unsophisticated and provincial appearance or manners

outlaw country British & World English

A genre of country music that draws from an earlier raw honky-tonk style, largely as a response to the more clean-cut image of mainstream country music

mother country British & World English

A country in relation to its colonies

country gentleman British & World English

A rich man of good social standing who owns and lives in a large rural property

developing country British & World English

A poor agricultural country that is seeking to become more advanced economically and socially

do something for one's country in for British & World English

Used to indicate that someone does or can do the specified activity with great enthusiasm or tirelessness

Town 'n' Country British & World English

A residential community in western Florida, northwest of Tampa; population 72,523 (2000)

go to the country in country British & World English

Test public opinion by dissolving Parliament and holding a general election

one's line of country in country British & World English

A subject in which one is skilled or knowledgeable

go to the country British & World English

Test public opinion by dissolving Parliament and holding a general election

country and western British & World English

another term for country music.

one's line of country British & World English

A subject in which one is skilled or knowledgeable

it's a free country in free British & World English

Said when justifying a course of action

it's a free country British & World English

Said when justifying a course of action

less-developed country British & World English

A Third World or non-industrialized country

bumpkin British & World English

An unsophisticated or socially awkward person from the countryside

flee British & World English

Run away from (someone or something)

do something for one's country British & World English

Used to indicate that someone does or can do the specified activity with great enthusiasm or tirelessness

upcountry British & World English

In or towards the interior of a country; inland

backcountry British & World English

Sparsely inhabited rural areas


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