Crossword clues for country
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Country \Coun"try\, a.
Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city.
Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners.
Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.
She, bowing herself towards him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, spake in her country language.
--2 Macc. vii. 27.
Country \Coun"try\ (k?n"tr?), n.; pl. Countries (-tr?z). [F. contr['e]e, LL. contrata, fr. L. contra over against, on the opposite side. Cf. Counter, adv., Contra.]
A tract of land; a region; the territory of an independent nation; (as distinguished from any other region, and with a personal pronoun) the region of one's birth, permanent residence, or citizenship.
Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred.
--Gen. xxxxii. 9.
I might have learned this by my last exile, that change of countries cannot change my state.
Many a famous realm And country, whereof here needs no account
Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.
As they walked, on their way into the country.
--Mark xvi. 12 (Rev. Ver. ).
God made the covatry, and man made the town.
Only very great men were in the habit of dividing the year between town and country.
The inhabitants or people of a state or a region; the populace; the public. Hence:
The whole body of the electors of state; as, to dissolve Parliament and appeal to the country.
All the country in a general voice Cried hate upon him.
A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.
The inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn.
(Mining.) The rock through which a vein runs.
Conclusion to the country. See under Conclusion.
To put one's self upon the country, or To throw one's self upon the country, to appeal to one's constituents; to stand trial before a jury.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-13c., "district, native land," from Old French contree, from Vulgar Latin *(terra) contrata "(land) lying opposite," or "(land) spread before one," from Latin contra "opposite, against" (see contra-). Sense narrowed 1520s to rural areas, as opposed to cities. Replaced Old English land. As an adjective from late 14c. First record of country-and-western music style is from 1942. Country club first recorded 1886. Country mile "a long way" is from 1915, American English.
a. From or in the countryside or connected with it. n. 1 (label en archaic) An area of land; a district, region. (from 13th c.) 2 A set region of land having particular human occupation or agreed limits, especially inhabited by members of the same race, language speakers etc., or associated with a given person, occupation, species etc. (from 13th c.) 3 The territory of a nation, especially an independent nation state or formerly independent nation; a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area. (from 14th c.)
a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land" [syn: state, nation, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic]
a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country" [syn: area]
Country is an RIAA Gold-certified compilation album by Canadian Country artist Anne Murray, issued in 1974 on Capitol Records.
The album reached #6 on the Billboard Country albums chart and #32 on the Billboard Pop albums chart. The album included material from Murray's previous albums '' This Way Is My Way, Snowbird, Honey, Wheat and Laughter, Talk It Over in the Morning, Straight, Clean and Simple'' and Danny's Song,
Country E.P. is a collaborative effort by Vermont-based folk artist Anaïs Mitchell and Chicago based Rachel Ries. The five track E.P. was released on CD with three of these tracks released on 7” vinyl. The 7” vinyl was only available from Righteous Babe Records' online store.
"Country" is the debut single by American country music artist Mo Pitney. It serves as the lead single to Pitney's debut studio album via Curb Records, Behind This Guitar. Pitney co-wrote the song with Bill Anderson and Bobby Tomberlin. It was released through Curb Records in 2014.
A country is a region that is identified as a distinct national entity in political geography. A country may be an independent sovereign state or one that is occupied by another state, as a non- sovereign or formerly sovereign political division, or a geographic region associated with sets of previously independent or differently associated people with distinct political characteristics. Regardless of the physical geography, in the modern internationally accepted legal definition as defined by the League of Nations in 1937 and reaffirmed by the United Nations in 1945, a resident of a country is subject to the independent exercise of legal jurisdiction.
Sometimes the word countries is used to refer both to sovereign states and to other political entities, while other times it refers only to states. For example, the CIA World Factbook uses the word in its "Country name" field to refer to "a wide variety of dependencies, areas of special sovereignty, uninhabited islands, and other entities in addition to the traditional countries or independent states".
Country is a 1984 American drama film which follows the trials and tribulations of a rural family as they struggle to hold on to their farm during the trying economic times experienced by family farms in 1980s America. The film was written by William D. Wittliff and stars real-life couple Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard. The film was directed by Richard Pearce and was shot on location in Dunkerton and Readlyn Iowa and at Burbank's Walt Disney Studios.
The film was Touchstone Pictures' second production, the first being Splash. Lange, who also co-produced the film, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe award for her role.
Then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan stated in his personal diary that this film "was a blatant propaganda message against our agri programs." Some members of the U.S. Congress took the film so seriously that Jessica Lange was brought before a congressional panel to testify as an expert about living on family farms. Commentator Rush Limbaugh points out that the expert testimony from Lange (as if she really experienced life as a struggling farm wife) demonstrates that members of Congress have a difficult time distinguishing between stories portrayed in movies (and the actors performing in those roles) and reality.
Country was one of three 1984 films, including The River and Places in the Heart, that dealt with the perspective of family farm life "struggles".
A country in the modern usage is a geo-political region, often synonymous with a state.
Country may also refer to:
- Country music, a genre of music
- Rural area, country or countryside
- Country (film), a 1984 US film
- Country (album), a 1974 compilation album by Anne Murray
- Country (EP), an EP by Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Ries
- Country (book), by Nick Tosches
- "Country" (Mo Pitney song)
- Country Weekly, a US magazine
- The Country Network, a US country music television network
- Country Financial, a group of US insurance and financial services companies
- Country Rugby League, an Australian sports league
- Country Joe McDonald (born 1942), American musician and singer
- Country (United Kingdom), a subdivision of the United Kingdom
Country was the first book published by Rolling Stone magazine critic Nick Tosches. Released in 1977 under the title Country: The Biggest Music in America, it was retitled in later editions as Country: Living Legends and Dying Metaphors in America's Biggest Music and Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock and Roll.
Rather than a detailed, chronological study of country music, the book is arranged like a fan's scrapbook, leaping across time and subject. Throughout Country, Tosches makes a point of paying tribute to pivotal but undersung figures in country, hillbilly, and blues music, including Emmett Miller, Cliff Carlisle, and Val and Pete. He also pays tribute to early music writers, such as Emma Bell Miles, whose 1904 essay "Some Real American Music" Tosches called "the most beautiful prose written of country music."
Usage examples of "country".
In fact, the opening was depressingly familiar, full of protestations of loyalty to both King George and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, plus a promise that the authors would willingly fight the French, indeed die for their country, but they could not face another day aboard such a hellish ship.
Bill had spent a lot of his childhood in country towns, I think that moulded his attitudes to Aboriginal people.
Memphis had pursued its winding course through an alluvial country, made when abreast of Vicksburg a sharp turn to the northeast, as though determined to reach the bluffs but four miles distant.
Quite prudently, he had absented himself from the country during the deaths of William and of Mary.
In a variety of analogous forms in different countries throughout Europe, the patrimonial and absolutist state was the political form required to rule feudal social relations and relations of production.
With few forces to spare, no more than an armored cavalry regiment would initially be deployed in the vast province abutting an unfriendly country and including large Sunni cities.
The blue flowers of the slender-leaved flax, combined with the bright hues of the scarlet acanthus, a flower peculiar to the country.
While Constantius gave laws to the Barbarians beyond the Danube, he distinguished, with specious compassion, the Sarmatian exiles, who had been expelled from their native country by the rebellion of their slaves, and who formed a very considerable accession to the power of the Quadi.
You may, therefore, comprehend, that being of no country, asking no protection from any government, acknowledging no man as my brother, not one of the scruples that arrest the powerful, or the obstacles which paralyze the weak, paralyzes or arrests me.
This question has been disputed With as great zeal, and even acrimony, between the Scotch and Irish antiquaries, as if the honor of their respective countries were the most deeply concerned in the decision.
As he was an actressy little fellow, he put on a great show of lamentation for the neighbours, referring to the departure from his starving country as a white martyrdom.
For a man who was never in the country, and who did not evidently do much in the way of business, his knowledge and acumen were wonderful.
The Admiral having asked him about the condition of the country, the Adelantado recounted to him how Francisco Roldan had arisen with 80 men, with all the rest of the occurrences which had passed in this island, since he left it.
All the officers then took an oath of allegiance to him, as their general and as adelantado of the whole country.
Now was led forth, amidst the insults of his enemies, and the tears of the people, this man of illustrious birth, and of the greatest renown in the nation, to suffer, for his adhering to the laws of his country, and the rights of his sovereign, the ignominious death destined to the meanest malefactor.