n. A region; a district of indefinite extent present to the view or thought, being or considered as the locality of residence, travel, exploration, or other action, or of description: as, a new country; a wild country; a rugged country; an unexplored country; the countries of central Asia.n. The territory of a nation; an independent state, or a region once independent, and still distinct in name, population, or institutions, as England, Scotland, and Wales in Great Britain, the several states of the Austrian and German empires, etc.n. The rural parts of a region, as opposed to cities or towns.n. The place of one's nativity or citizenship; one's native soil; the land of one's nationality or allegiance by birth or adoption.n. The inhabitants of a country; the people; the public.n. Specifically In law, the public at large, as represented by a jury: as, a trial by the country; his plea concluded to the country (that is, it ended by requiring the submission of the issue to a jury).n. In law, any place other than a court: as, a deed in the country, as opposed to an alienation by record—that is, in court.n. In mining, the rock adjacent to the lode; the formation in which any mineral vein or deposit is inclosed. Sometimes called country-rock.n. Nautical, that part of an apartment on board ship used in common by all officers of the same mess: as, the ward-room country.Pertaining or peculiar to one's own country; national; native.Pertaining or belonging to the country or to the rural parts of a region; being or living in the country; rural; rustic: as, country roads: country customs; a country gentleman; country cousins; a country life; the country party, as opposed to the city party.Characteristic of the country or rural regions; hence, rustic; rude; unpolished: as, country manners.n. The parts of a cricket-field covered by the out-fielders; the long- or deep-field.