Pronunciation of Country
/kˈʌntɹi/, /kˈʌntɹi/, /k_ˈʌ_n_t_ɹ_i/

Synonyms for country:

Sense 1

dependency, world power, principality, the outback, airspace, down-home, the Never-never, the boondocks, backwoods, hinterland, federation, police state, back country, nation state, prefecture, superpower, north, nationality, protectorate, LDC, the borderland, Less Developed Country, rainbow nation, enclave, butter, constitutional monarchy, emirate, the North-South Divide, the Riviera, backwater, bedroom community, hick, up-country, heartland, LECD, client state, west, arcadian, nationhood, social democracy, the sticks, campestral, national park, buffer state, trust territory, the boonies, motor park, breadbasket, south.

Sense 2

dictatorship, trusteeship, east, downstate, bush, autocracy, plutocracy, oligarchy, provincial, sultanate, distance, jungli, frontier, public, welfare state, geography, turf, belt.

Sense 3

range, dominion, satellite, interior, corridor, co, monarchy, autarky.

Sense 4

part, terrain.

Sense 5


Sense 8




mother country



mother country.

place of origin






res publica

Res Publica.

rural area

countryside, rural area.



Other synonyms and related words:

confines, the outback, arena, republic, backwater, bush, surface area, sultanate, dominion, buffer state, backwoods, geography, expanse, monarchy, east, demesne, earth, bucolic, autocracy, mother country, dry land, sylvan, polity, western, farming, commonwealth, land, corridor, heartland, public, park, folk, part, democracy, interior, terrain, hinterland, sovereignty, oligarchy, down-home, ground, fatherland, distance, satellite, range, inelegant, hick, pastoral, Carry Nation, provincial, rustic, terra firma, countrified, nationality, homeland, soil, acres, south, principality, arcadian, Res Publica, country-style, estate, unpolished, airspace, protectorate, power, state of matter, superpower, orbit, country-bred, up-country, world power, west, nonclassical, body politic, hillbilly, solid ground, agricultural, turf, rural area, campestral, birthplace, din land, landed estate, back country, north, countryside, rural, belt.

rural, pastoral (adjective)

bucolic, rustic, campestral, provincial, countrified, unpolished, arcadian.

Sense 1 (noun)

provincial, backwoods, hick.

Sense 2 (noun)

belt, airspace, corridor, breadbasket, the borderland, co.

Sense 3 (noun)

dictatorship, polity, federation, oligarchy, monarchy, protectorate, autarky.

Sense 4 (noun)

terrain, turf.

Sense 6 (noun)

down-home, arcadian, campestral.

body politic (noun)

Res Publica.

country (noun)

folk, Res Publica, land, rural, country-bred, nation, body politic, rural area, country-style, commonwealth, nonclassical, western, state, a people, area, hillbilly.

location (noun)

land, state.

place of birth (noun)


political territory; nation (noun)

kingdom, commonwealth, homeland, terrain, land, polity, soil, region, realm, state, public.

rural area; area away from city (noun)

backwoods, back country, hinterland, bush, province, countryside.

Usage examples for country:

  • Is this the only country where you set things right? - "Mopsa the Fairy", Jean Ingelow.
  • The wife of Eliduc had to name, Guildeluec, in her own country. - "French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France", Marie de France.
  • They ain't a man in th' country knows as much about hosses as I do. - "The Blazed Trail", Stewart Edward White.

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