country (n.)

13世纪中叶,"(一个人的)故土";14世纪,"任何地理区域",有时带有政治组织的含义,来自古法语 contree, cuntrede "区域、地区、国家",来自古拉丁语 *(terra) contrata "(土地)相对而卧",或"(土地)分布在一个人之前",中世纪拉丁语"国家、地区",来自拉丁语 contra "相对、反对"(见 contra- )。本土语为 land

也是从14世纪开始作为"围墙内城市或城镇周围的地区;开阔的乡村"。到16世纪初,该词主要适用于农村地区,与城镇相对。意为"一个国家的居民,人民"从14世纪 。

INTERVIEWER [Steve Rossi]: "Would you say you're the best fighter in the country?
PUNCH-DRUNK BOXER [Marty Allen]: "Yeah, but in the city they murder me."


Country air "新鲜空气"是1630年代的。首次记录了 country-and-western 作为一种音乐风格是到1942年,美国英语。 Country music 是在1968年之前。 Country club "娱乐和社交俱乐部,通常是专属的,位于乡村或附近"是由1886年。 Country mile "a long way"是由1915年,美式英语。 Country-mouse 是来自1580年代;老鼠表兄弟的寓言与伊索一样古老。 Country road "路过农村地区"是1873年的。

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country (n.)
a politically organized body of people under a single government;
the country's largest manufacturer
Synonyms: state / nation / land / commonwealth / res publica / body politic
country (n.)
the territory occupied by a nation;
Synonyms: state / land
country (n.)
the people who live in a nation or country;
the whole country worshipped him
Synonyms: nation / land
country (n.)
an area outside of cities and towns;
his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country
Synonyms: rural area
country (n.)
a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography);
Bible country
Synonyms: area