country [kuhn-tree] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||adjective|
|Synonyms:||Arcadian, agrarian, agrestic, bucolic, campestral, countrified, georgic, homey, out-country, outland, provincial, rustic, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, unsophisticated|
|Notes:||country really refers to geographical characteristics while nation refers to political and social characteristics; country comes from Latin contrata (terra) 'the landscape in front of one, the landscape lying opposite to the view' and nation is from Latin nation-/natio 'race, class of person'
a nation is made up of states - and a country is a nation defined geographically
|Antonyms:||city, metropolitan, urban|