1 country /ˈkʌntri/ noun
plural countries
1 country
plural countries
Learner's definition of COUNTRY
[count] : an area of land that is controlled by its own government : nation
see also mother country, old country
the country : the people who live in a country
[noncount] : an area or region that has a particular quality or feature or is known for a particular activity.
the country : land that is away from big towns and cities : countryside

across country

: from one side of a country to the other.
: from one side of the countryside to the other : by a course going directly over the countryside rather than by roads see also cross-country

go to the country

: to call for a general election to be held
2 country /ˈkʌntri/ adjective
2 country
Learner's definition of COUNTRY
always used before a noun
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the country
: of or relating to country music