country

A country is a nation, a body of land with one government. Also, rural areas outside cities and towns are called the country.

There are many countries in the world: places that have a central government and a common identity. America was once just a bunch of colonies of England. It wasn't until they fought for independence from England that America became a country. Also, "the country" is any place that's away from cities and rural: the country has farms and open spaces. Country life is quieter than city life — except for the early morning roosters.

DEFINITIONS OF: country

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n the territory occupied by a nation

“he visited several European countries
Synonyms:
land, state
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Antigua and Barbuda
a country in the northern Leeward Islands
Republic of Cape Verde
an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros
a country on the Comoro Islands
Republic of Cuba
a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba
Republic of Haiti
a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere
Dominican Republic
a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola
Jamaica
a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
Barbados
a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
an island republic in the West Indies off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
Republic of Cyprus
a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
Commonwealth of Dominica
a country on the island of Dominica
East Timor
a former Portuguese colony that was annexed by Indonesia in 1976; voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999 and in May 2002 became an independent nation
Republic of Fiji
an independent state within the British Commonwealth located on the Fiji Islands
State of Israel
Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
Etruria
an ancient country in central Italy; assimilated by the Romans by about 200 BC
Commonwealth of Australia
a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Federated States of Micronesia
a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986
Republic of the Marshall Islands
a republic (under United States protection) on the Marshall Islands
Tuvalu
a small island republic on the Tuvalu islands; formerly part of the British colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands until it withdrew in 1975 and became independent of the United Kingdom in 1978
Republic of Kiribati
an island republic in the west central Pacific just to the south of the equator
Republic of Nauru
an island republic on Nauru Island; phosphate exports support the economy
Independent State of Papua New Guinea
a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of the Bahamas
island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort
Burkina Faso
a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
Republic of Indonesia
a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
Grenada
an island state in the West Indies in the southeastern Caribbean Sea; an independent state within the British Commonwealth
Republic of Maldives
a republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965
Republic of Malta
a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
Republic of Mauritius
a parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius
New Zealand
an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
Republic of Palau
a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States
Republic of the Philippines
a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located to the east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983
Saint Lucia
a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
an island country in the central Windward Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1979
Independent State of Samoa
a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific
Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
island nation in the South Atlantic off the west coast of Africa; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975; has enormous offshore oil reserves
Republic of Seychelles
a republic on the Seychelles islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1976
Solomon Islands
the southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth
Rus
the medieval Russian state established by Scandinavian traders in the 9th century; the capital was first in Novgorod and then in Kiev
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
Russian Federation
a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
Ukrayina
a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
Turkmenistan
a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991
Friendly Islands
a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970
Republic of Turkey
a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Republic of Vanuatu
a volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980
Balkans
the Balkan countries collectively
Republic of Namibia
a republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia forms part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa
Islamic State of Afghanistan
a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
Republic of Albania
a republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula
Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria
a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
Republic of Angola
a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990
Argentine Republic
a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Republic of Bulgaria
a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe
Union of Burma
a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal
Republic of Burundi
a landlocked republic in east central Africa on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika
Kingdom of Cambodia
a nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946
Republic of Cameroon
a republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and British control until 1960
Central African Republic
a landlocked country in central Africa; formerly under French control; became independent in 1960
Republic of Chad
a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
Republic of Chile
a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
People's Republic of China
a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Republic of Colombia
a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
Republic of the Congo
a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960
Democratic Republic of the Congo
a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
Republic of Costa Rica
a republic in Central America; one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America
Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa
Republic of Guatemala
a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable
British Honduras
a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control
Republic of Honduras
a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture
Republic of El Salvador
a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
Republic of Nicaragua
a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821
Republic of Panama
a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903
United Mexican States
a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
Czech Republic
a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from Slovakia in 1993
Slovak Republic
a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from the Czech Republic in 1993
Republic of Benin
a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
Togolese Republic
a republic on the western coast of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; formerly under French control
Kingdom of Denmark
a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
Republic of Djibouti
a country in northeastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; formerly under French control but became independent in 1997
Republic of Equatorial Guinea
a country of west central Africa (including islands in the Gulf of Guinea); became independent from Spain in 1968
Kingdom of Norway
a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905
Kingdom of Sweden
a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
Federal Republic of Germany
a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
German Democratic Republic
a republic in north central Europe on the Baltic; established by the Soviet Union in 1954; reunified with West Germany in 1990
Federal Republic of Germany
a republic in north central Europe on the North Sea; established in 1949 from the zones of Germany occupied by the British and French and Americans after the German defeat; reunified with East Germany in 1990
Republic of Ecuador
a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
State of Eritrea
an African country to the north of Ethiopia on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
Republic of Finland
republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917
Hellenic Republic
a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Israel
an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC
Italian Republic
a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Roumania
a republic in southeastern Europe with a short coastline on the Black Sea
Rwandese Republic
a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
Yugoslavia
a former country of southeastern Europe bordering the Adriatic Sea; formed in 1918 and named Yugoslavia in 1929; controlled by Marshal Tito as a communist state until his death in 1980
Republic of Croatia
a republic in the western Balkans in south-central Europe in the eastern Adriatic coastal area; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; became independent in 1991
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
a mountainous republic in southeastern Europe bordering on the Adriatic Sea; formed from two of the six republics that made up Yugoslavia until 1992; Serbia and Montenegro were known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 2003 when they adopted the name of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro
Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
a mountainous republic of south-central Europe; formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and then a part of Yugoslavia; voted for independence in 1992 but the mostly Serbian army of Yugoslavia refused to accept the vote and began ethnic cleansing in order to rid Bosnia of its Croats and Muslims
Republic of Slovenia
a mountainous republic in central Europe; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; achieved independence in 1991
Canada
a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
Republic of Austria
a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
State of Bahrain
an island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia; oil revenues funded progressive programs until reserves were exhausted in 1970s
People's Republic of Bangladesh
a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
Flanders
a medieval country in northern Europe that included regions now parts of northern France and Belgium and southwestern Netherlands
Kingdom of Belgium
a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Kingdom of Bhutan
a landlocked principality in the Himalayas to the northeast of India
Republic of Botswana
a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
Republic of Bolivia
a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain
Federative Republic of Brazil
the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
England
a division of the United Kingdom
Northern Ireland
a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
Scotland
one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
Negara Brunei Darussalam
a sultanate in northwestern Borneo; became independent of Great Britain in 1984
Arab Republic of Egypt
a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Republic of India
a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Kingdom of Nepal
a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Sitsang
an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
Islamic Republic of Iran
a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
Republic of Iraq
a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Nippon
a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
Republic of Kenya
a republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1963; major archeological discoveries have been made in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya
State of Kuwait
an Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum
French Republic
a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Gabonese Republic
a republic on the west coast of Africa
Republic of The Gambia
a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
Republic of Ghana
a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
Republic of Guinea
a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
a republic on the northwestern coast of Africa; recognized as independent by Portugal in 1974
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
a republic in northeastern South America; formerly part of the British Empire, but it achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
Kingdom of The Netherlands
a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
Republic of Hungary
a republic in central Europe
Republic of Iceland
an island republic on the island of Iceland; became independent of Denmark in 1944
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
Republic of Korea
a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
Lao People's Democratic Republic
a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
Lebanese Republic
an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
Kingdom of Lesotho
a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
Republic of Liberia
a republic in West Africa; established in 1822 by Americans as a way to free negro slaves
Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum
Principality of Liechtenstein
a small landlocked principality (constitutional monarchy) in central Europe located in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center
Macedonia
landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
Republic of Madagascar
a republic on the island of Madagascar; achieved independence from France in 1960
Republic of Malawi
a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
Malaysia
a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
Republic of Mali
a landlocked republic in northwestern Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Mali was a center of West African civilization for more than 4,000 years
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
a country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert
Principality of Monaco
a constitutional monarchy in a tiny enclave on the French Riviera
Mongolian People's Republic
a landlocked socialist republic in central Asia
Kingdom of Morocco
a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956
Republic of Mozambique
a republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique Channel; became independent from Portugal in 1975
Republic of Niger
a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert
Federal Republic of Nigeria
a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
Sultanate of Oman
a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Republic of Paraguay
a landlocked republic in south central South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1811
Republic of Peru
a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
Republic of Poland
a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
Portuguese Republic
a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
State of Katar
an Arab country on the peninsula of Qatar; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; the economy is dominated by oil
Republic of San Marino
the smallest republic in the world; the oldest independent country in Europe (achieved independence in 301); located in the Apennines and completely surrounded by Italy
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Republic of Senegal
a republic in northwestern Africa on the coast of the Atlantic; formerly a French colony but achieved independence in 1960
Republic of Sierra Leone
a republic in West Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1961
Republic of Singapore
a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965
Somalia
a republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; subject to tribal warfare
Republic of South Africa
a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
Republic of Belarus
a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet
Republic of Moldova
a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet but achieved independence in 1991
Republic of Armenia
a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors
Azerbajdzhan Republic
a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
Sakartvelo
a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
Republic of Kazakhstan
a landlocked republic to the south of Russia and to the northeast of the Caspian Sea; the original Turkic-speaking inhabitants were overrun by Mongols in the 13th century; an Asian soviet from 1936 to 1991
Kyrgyz Republic
a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
Republic of Tajikistan
a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet
Republic of Uzbekistan
a landlocked republic in west central Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
Principality of Andorra
a small republic in the eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France
Kingdom of Spain
a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
Republic of the Sudan
a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
Republic of Suriname
a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975
Kingdom of Swaziland
a landlocked monarchy in southeastern Africa; member of the commonwealth that achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1968
Swiss Confederation
a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
Syrian Arab Republic
an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
United Republic of Tanzania
a republic in eastern Africa
Kingdom of Thailand
a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula
Republic of Tunisia
a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956
Republic of Uganda
a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
United Arab Emirates
a federation of seven Arab emirates on the eastern Arabian peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; rich in oil reserves
United States of America
North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Uruguay
a South American republic on the southeast coast of South America; achieved independence from Brazil in 1825
State of the Vatican City
the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
Republic of Venezuela
a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil
Socialist Republic of Vietnam
a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
North Vietnam
a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when South Vietnam collapsed at the end of the Vietnam War
South Vietnam
a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when it was defeated and annexed by North Vietnam
Republic of Yemen
a republic on the southwestern shores of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean; formed in 1990
Republic of Zambia
a republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the commonwealth in 1964
Republic of Zimbabwe
a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980
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banana republic
a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)
country of origin, fatherland, homeland, mother country, motherland, native land
the country where you were born
buffer country, buffer state
a small neutral state between two rival powers
kingdom
a country with a king as head of state
tax haven
a country or independent region where taxes are low
European country, European nation
any one of the countries occupying the European continent
African country, African nation
any one of the countries occupying the African continent
Asian country, Asian nation
any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
South American country, South American nation
any one of the countries occupying the South American continent
North American country, North American nation
any country on the North American continent
sultanate
country or territory ruled by a sultan
old country
the country of origin of an immigrant
Scandinavian country, Scandinavian nation
any one of the countries occupying Scandinavia
Balkan country, Balkan nation, Balkan state
any one of the countries on the Balkan Peninsula
Central American country, Central American nation
any one of the countries occupying Central America; these countries (except for Belize and Costa Rica) are characterized by low per capita income and unstable governments
Type of:
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
a district defined for administrative purposes

n a politically organized body of people under a single government

“the country's largest manufacturer”
Synonyms:
body politic, commonwealth, land, nation, res publica, state
Examples:
Tamil Eelam
the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for
Carthage
an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 697
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commonwealth country
any of the countries in the British Commonwealth
developing country
a country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically
Dominion
one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
foreign country
any state of which one is not a citizen
Reich
the German state
renegade state, rogue nation, rogue state
a state that does not respect other states in its international actions
suzerain
a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs
sea power
a nation that possesses formidable naval strength
great power, major power, power, superpower, world power
a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
city state, city-state
a state consisting of a sovereign city
ally
a friendly nation
Hohenzollern empire, Second Reich
the Reich when Hohenzollern monarchs ruled Germany (from 1871 to 1919)
Nazi Germany, Third Reich
the Nazi dictatorship under Hitler (1933-1945)
hegemon
a leading or paramount power
Type of:
political entity, political unit
a unit with political responsibilities

n the people who live in a nation or country

“the whole country worshipped him”
Synonyms:
land, nation
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Dutch, Dutch people
the people of the Netherlands
British, British people, Brits
the people of Great Britain
English, English people
the people of England
Irish, Irish people
people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
French, French people
the people of France
Spanish, Spanish people
the people of Spain
Swiss, Swiss people
the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
Frisian
a native or inhabitant of Friesland or Frisia
Genevan
a native or resident of Geneva
Type of:
people
(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

n an area outside of cities and towns

“his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country
Synonyms:
rural area
Antonyms:
populated area, urban area
a geographical area constituting a city or town
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back country, backwoods, boondocks, hinterland
a remote and undeveloped area
farming area, farmland
a rural area where farming is practiced
countryside
rural regions
scrubland
an uncultivated region covered with scrub vegetation
weald
an area of open or forested country
wold
a tract of open rolling country (especially upland)
Type of:
geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region
a demarcated area of the Earth

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
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Bermuda Triangle
an area in the western Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes are supposed to have been mysteriously lost
Camelot
(Arthurian legend) the capital of King Arthur's kingdom; according to the legend, truth and goodness and beauty reigned there
Camp David
a retreat to the northwest of Washington that is used by the president of the United States
George Town
the capital of the Cayman Islands
Forbidden City
a walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China
capital of Barbados
capital of Barbados; a port city on the southwestern coast of Barbados
Wiesbaden
a city in western Germany; a spa since Roman times
City of London
the part of London situated within the ancient boundaries; the commercial and financial center of London
capital of Northern Ireland
capital and largest city of Northern Ireland; the center of Protestantism in Northern Ireland
Edinburgh
the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth
Cardiff
the capital and largest city of Wales
Latin Quarter
the region of Paris on the southern bank of the Seine; a center of artistic and student life
Montmartre
the highest point in Paris; famous for its associations with many artists
Right Bank
the region of Paris on the north bank of the Seine
Waikiki
a well-known beach and resort area on Oahu Island to the southeast of Honolulu
Charlestown
a former town and present-day neighborhood of Boston; settled in 1629
State of the Vatican City
the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
Windhoek
capital of Namibia in the center of the country
capital of Afghanistan
the capital and largest city of Afghanistan; located in eastern Afghanistan
Albanian capital
the capital and largest city of Albania in the center of the country
Algerian capital
an ancient port on the Mediterranean; the capital and largest city of Algeria
Angolan capital
port city on Atlantic coast; the capital and largest city of Angola
capital of Antigua and Barbuda
the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda; located on the island of Antigua
capital of Argentina
capital and largest city of Argentina; located in eastern Argentina near Uruguay; Argentina's chief port and industrial and cultural center
Bulgarian capital
capital and largest city of Bulgaria located in western Bulgaria
Rangoon
the capital and largest city of Myanmar; located in the south near the Irrawaddy river delta
capital of Burundi
the capital and largest city of Burundi
Cambodian capital
the capital and largest city of Kampuchea
capital of Cameroon
the capital of Cameroon
capital of Cape Verde
the capital of Cape Verde on Sao Tiago Island
capital of Central Africa
the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic
capital of Sri Lanka
the capital and largest city of Sri Lanka; has one of the largest harbors in the world; is located on the western coast of the island of Ceylon
capital of Chad
the capital and largest city of Chad; located in the southwestern on the Shari river
Santiago de Chile
the capital and largest city of Chile; located in central Chile; one of the largest cities in South America
capital of Red China
capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
capital of Taiwan
the capital of Nationalist China; located in northern Taiwan
capital of Colombia
capital and largest city of Colombia; located in central Colombia on a high fertile plain
Brazzaville
the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo
Leopoldville
the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville
capital of Costa Rica
the capital and largest city of Costa Rica
Yamoussukro
capital of the Ivory Coast
capital of Guatemala
the capital and largest city of Guatemala
Honduran capital
the capital and largest city of Honduras
Salvadoran capital
the capital and largest city of El Salvador; has suffered from recurrent earthquakes
capital of Nicaragua
the capital and largest city of Nicaragua
Panamanian capital
the capital and largest city of Panama
capital of Mexico
the capital and largest city of Mexico is a political and cultural and commercial and industrial center; one of the world's largest cities
capital of Cuba
the capital and largest city of Cuba; located in western Cuba; one of the oldest cities in the Americas
Haitian capital
the capital and largest city of Haiti
capital of the Dominican Republic
the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic
capital of Jamaica
capital and largest city of Jamaica
capital of Trinidad and Tobago
the capital and largest city of Trinidad and Tobago on the west coast of the island of Trinidad
capital of Cyprus
the capital and largest city of Cyprus
Czech capital
the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic in the western part of the country; a cultural and commercial center since the 14th century
capital of Slovakia
capital and largest city of Slovakia
capital of Benin
the capital of Benin in southwestern part of country on a coastal lagoon
capital of Togo
capital and largest city of Togo; located in the south on the Gulf of Guinea
Danish capital
the capital and largest city of Denmark; located on the island of Zealand
capital of Djibouti
port city on the Gulf of Aden; the capital and largest city of Djibouti
Roseau
the capital and largest city of Dominica
Malabo
the capital and largest city of Equatorial Guinea on the island of Bioko in the Gulf of Guinea
capital of Norway
the capital and largest city of Norway; the country's main port; located at the head of a fjord on Norway's southern coast
capital of Sweden
the capital and largest city of Sweden; located in southern Sweden on the Baltic
German capital
capital of Germany located in eastern Germany
capital of Ecuador
the capital of Ecuador
Asmara
the capital of Eritrea
capital of Ethiopia
the capital of Ethiopia and the country's largest city; located in central Ethiopia
Suva
the capital and largest city of Fiji (on Viti Levu island)
capital of Finland
the capital and largest city of Finland; located in southern Finland; a major port and commercial and cultural center
capital of Greece
the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)
capital of Israel
capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
capital of Italy
capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
capital of Romania
national capital and largest city of Romania in southeastern Romania
capital of Rwanda
the national capital and largest city of Rwanda; located in central Rwanda
capital of Serbia and Montenegro
capital and largest city of Serbia and Montenegro; situated on the Danube
Ljubljana
the capital of Slovenia
Zagreb
the capital of Croatia
Edmonton
the capital of the province of Alberta
Victoria
capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island
Winnipeg
the capital and largest city of Manitoba; located in southern Manitoba; known for severe winters
Fredericton
the provincial capital of New Brunswick
Saint John's
a port and provincial capital of Newfoundland
Halifax
provincial capital and largest city of Nova Scotia
capital of Canada
the capital of Canada (located in southeastern Ontario across the Ottawa river from Quebec)
Toronto
the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)
Charlottetown
the provincial capital and largest city of Prince Edward Island
Quebec City
the French-speaking capital of the province of Quebec; situated on the Saint Lawrence River
Regina
the provincial capital of Saskatchewan
Whitehorse
the provincial capital of the Yukon Territory
capital of Australia
the capital of Australia; located in southeastern Australia
Brisbane
capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia
Sydney
the largest Australian city located in southeastern Australia on the Tasman Sea; state capital of New South Wales; Australia's chief port
Melbourne
the capital of Victoria state and 2nd largest Australian city; a financial and commercial center
Hobart
a port and state capital of Tasmania
Adelaide
the state capital of South Australia
Perth
the state capital of Western Australia
Darwin
provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia
Kolonia
capital of Micronesia
Funafuti
capital of Tuvalu
Bairiki
national capital of Kiribati
capital of Papua New Guinea
the administrative capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea
capital of Austria
the capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in northeastern Austria; was the home of Beethoven and Brahms and Haydn and Mozart and Schubert and Strauss
capital of the Bahamas
the capital of the Bahamas
capital of Bahrain
the capital of Bahrain; located at the northern end of Bahrain Island
capital of Bangladesh
the capital and largest city of Bangladesh
capital of Belgium
the capital and largest city of Belgium; seat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
capital of Botswana
capital and largest city of Botswana in the extreme southeast
capital of Bolivia
capital city in western Bolivia and the administrative seat of Bolivia's government; largest city in Bolivia
Brazilian capital
the capital of Brazil; a city built on the central plateau and inaugurated in 1960
capital of the United Kingdom
the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
capital of Ireland
capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Republic
Egyptian capital
the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs
capital of India
the capital of India is a division of the old city of Delhi
capital of Nepal
the capital and largest city of Nepal
capital of Tibet
the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
capital of Indonesia
capital and largest city of Indonesia; located on the island of Java; founded by the Dutch in 17th century
Iranian capital
the capital and largest city of Iran; located in northern Iran
capital of Iraq
capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River
Japanese capital
the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
capital of Jordan
the capital and largest city of Jordan
capital of Kenya
the capital and largest city of Kenya; a center for tourist safaris
capital of Kuwait
a seaport on the Persian Gulf and capital of Kuwait
capital of France
the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
capital of Gabon
the capital of Gabon
capital of Gambia
a port city and capital of Gambia
capital of Ghana
the capital and largest city of Ghana with a deep-water port
capital of Grenada
the capital and largest city of Grenada
capital of Guinea
a port and the capital of Guinea
capital of Guinea-Bissau
the capital of Guinea-Bissau
Georgetown
port city and the capital and largest city of Guyana
capital of The Netherlands
an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum
capital of Hungary
capital and largest city of Hungary; located on the Danube River in north-central Hungary
capital of Iceland
the capital and chief port of Iceland on the southwestern coast of Iceland; buildings are heated by natural hot water
capital of North Korea
capital of North Korea and an industrial center
capital of South Korea
the capital of South Korea and the largest city of Asia; located in northwestern South Korea
Laotian capital
the capital and largest city of Laos
capital of Lebanon
capital and largest city of Lebanon; located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean
capital of Lesotho
the capital of Lesotho; located in northwestern Lesotho
capital of Liberia
the capital and chief port and largest city of Liberia
Tarabulus Al-Gharb
the capital and chief port and largest city of Libya; in northwestern Libya on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC
capital of Liechtenstein
the capital and largest city of Liechtenstein
capital of Luxembourg
the capital and largest city of Luxembourg
Skoplje
capital of modern Macedonia
capital of Madagascar
the capital and largest city of Madagascar
capital of Malawi
the capital of Malawi; located in south central Malawi
capital of Malaysia
Malaysia's sparkling new capital
Male
the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands
Bamako
the capital of Mali; located in the south on the Niger
capital of Malta
the capital of Malta; located on the northeastern coast of the island
Nouakchott
capital of Mauritania; located in western Mauritania near the Atlantic coast
Port Louis
capital and chief port of Mauritius; located on the northwestern coast of the island
Monaco-Ville
the capital of Monaco
capital of Mongolia
the capital and largest city of Mongolia
capital of Morocco
the capital of Morocco; located in the northwestern on the Atlantic coast
capital of Mozambique
the capital and largest city of Mozambique
capital of New Zealand
the capital of New Zealand
capital of Niger
the capital and largest city of Niger
capital of Nigeria
capital of Nigeria in the center of the country
capital of Oman
a port on the Gulf of Oman and capital of the sultanate of Oman
capital of Pakistan
the capital of Pakistan in the north on a plateau; the site was chosen in 1959
capital of Paraguay
the capital and chief port of Paraguay
capital of Peru
capital and largest city and economic center of Peru; located in western Peru; was capital of the Spanish empire in the New World until the 19th century
capital of the Philippines
the capital and largest city of the Philippines; located on southern Luzon
capital of Poland
the capital and largest city of Poland; located in central Poland
capital of Portugal
capital and largest city and economic and cultural center of Portugal; a major port in western Portugal on Tagus River where it broadens and empties into the Atlantic
capital of Qatar
the capital and chief port of Qatar
Basseterre
the capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis on the island of Saint Christopher
Castries
a port on the island of Saint Lucia; capital and largest city of Saint Lucia
Kingstown
the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; on Saint Vincent
capital of Western Samoa
the capital of Western Samoa
capital of San Marino
the capital and only city of San Marino
Sao Tome
capital of Sao Tome and Principe
capital of Saudi Arabia
joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasis; largest city in Saudi Arabia
capital of Senegal
the capital and chief port and largest city of Senegal
capital of Seychelles
port city and the capital of Seychelles
capital of Sierra Leone
port city and the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone
capital of Singapore
the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports
Honiara
national capital of Solomon Islands
capital of Somalia
the capital and largest city of Somalia; a port on the Indian Ocean
capital of South Africa
city in the Transvaal; the seat of the executive branch of the government of South Africa
capital of the Russian Federation
a city of central European Russia; formerly capital of both the Soviet Union and Soviet Russia; since 1991 the capital of the Russian Federation
capital of Belarus
the capital of Belarus and of the Commonwealth of Independent States
capital of Estonia
a port city on the Gulf of Finland that is the capital and largest city of Estonia
capital of Latvia
a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
capital of Lithuania
the capital and largest city of Lithuania; located in southeastern Lithuania
capital of Moldova
the capital of Moldova
capital of the Ukraine
capital and largest city of the Ukraine; a major manufacturing and transportation center
capital of Armenia
capital of Armenia
capital of Azerbaijan
a port city on the Caspian Sea that is the capital of Azerbaijan and an important center for oil production
capital of Georgia
the capital and largest city of Georgia on the Kura river
capital of Kazakhstan
remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998
capital of Kyrgyzstan
the capital of Kyrgyzstan (known as Frunze 1926-1991)
capital of Tajikistan
the capital of Tajikistan; formerly Stalinabad 1926-1991
capital of Turkmenistan
the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan
capital of Uzbek
the capital of Uzbekistan
capital of Spain
the capital and largest city situated centrally in Spain; home of an outstanding art museum
capital of Sudan
the capital of Sudan located at the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile
capital of Suriname
the capital and largest city and major port of Surinam
capital of Swaziland
capital of Swaziland; located in northwestern Swaziland
capital of Switzerland
the capital of Switzerland; located in western Switzerland
capital of Syria
an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus
capital of Tanzania
the capital and largest port city of Tanzania on the Indian Ocean
capital of Thailand
the capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand; a leading city in southeastern Asia; noted for Buddhist architecture
capital of Tunisia
the capital and principal port of Tunisia
capital of Turkey
the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats
capital of Uganda
the capital and largest city of Uganda on the north shore of Lake Victoria
United Arab Emirates's capital
a sheikhdom of eastern Arabia and capital of the United Arab Emirates
capital of Alabama
the state capital of Alabama on the Mobile River
capital of Alaska
the state capital of Alaska
capital of Arizona
the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation
capital of Arkansas
the state capital and largest city of Arkansas in the central part of Arkansas on the Arkansas River
capital of California
a city in north central California 75 miles to the northeast of San Francisco on the Sacramento River; capital of California
capital of Colorado
the state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river
capital of Connecticut
the state capital of Connecticut; located in central Connecticut on the Connecticut river; a center of the insurance business
capital of Delaware
the capital of the state of Delaware
capital of the United States
the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791
capital of Florida
capital of the state of Florida; located in northern Florida
capital of Georgia
state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War
capital of Hawaii
the capital and largest city of Hawaii; located on a large bay on the island of Oahu
capital of Idaho
the capital and largest city of Idaho
capital of Illinois
capital of the state of Illinois
capital of Indiana
the capital and largest city of Indiana; a major commercial center in the country's heartland; site of an annual 500-mile automobile race
capital of Iowa
the capital and largest city in Iowa
capital of Kansas
the capital of the state of Kansas; located in eastern Kansas on the Kansas river
capital of Kentucky
the capital of Kentucky; located in northern Kentucky
capital of Louisiana
capital of Louisiana
capital of Maine
the capital of the state of Maine
capital of Maryland
state capital of Maryland; site of the United States Naval Academy
capital of Massachusetts
state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
capital of Michigan
capital of the state of Michigan; located in southern Michigan on the Grand River
capital of Minnesota
capital of the state of Minnesota; located in southeastern Minnesota on the Mississippi river adjacent to Minneapolis; one of the Twin Cities
capital of Mississippi
capital of the state of Mississippi on the Pearl River
capital of Missouri
capital of the state of Missouri; located in central Missouri on the Missouri river
capital of Montana
capital of the state of Montana; located in western Montana
capital of Nebraska
capital of the state of Nebraska; located in southeastern Nebraska; site of the University of Nebraska
capital of Nevada
capital of the state of Nevada; located in western Nevada
capital of New Hampshire
capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
capital of New Jersey
capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river
capital of New Mexico
capital of the state of New Mexico; located in north central New Mexico
capital of New York
state capital of New York; located in eastern New York State on the west bank of the Hudson river
capital of North Carolina
capital of the state of North Carolina; located in the east central part of the North Carolina
capital of North Dakota
capital of the state of North Dakota; located in south central North Dakota overlooking the Missouri river
capital of Ohio
the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University
capital of Oklahoma
capital and largest city of Oklahoma; the economy is based on oil and livestock
capital of Oregon
capital of the state of Oregon in the northwestern part of the state on the Willamette River
capital of Pennsylvania
capital of Pennsylvania; located in southern part of state
capital of Rhode Island
the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
capital of South Carolina
capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina
capital of South Dakota
capital of the state of South Dakota; located in central South Dakota on the Missouri river
capital of Tennessee
capital of the state of Tennessee; located in the north central part of the state on the Cumberland River; known for country music
capital of Texas
state capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas
capital of Utah
the capital and largest city of Utah; located near the Great Salt Lake in north central Utah; world capital of the Mormon Church
capital of Vermont
capital of the state of Vermont; located in north central Vermont
capital of Virginia
capital of the state of Virginia located in the east central part of the state; was capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
capital of Washington
capital of the state of Washington; located in western Washington on Puget Sound
capital of West Virginia
state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river
capital of Wisconsin
capital of the state of Wisconsin; located in the southern part of state; site of the main branch of the University of Wisconsin
capital of Wyoming
the capital and largest city of Wyoming; located in the southeastern corner of the state
capital of Uruguay
the capital and largest city of Uruguay; a cosmopolitan city and one of the busiest ports in South America
capital of Vanuatu
capital of Vanuatu
capital of Venezuela
the capital and largest city of Venezuela
capital of Vietnam
the capital city of Vietnam; located in North Vietnam
Sana'a
the capital and largest city of Yemen; on the central plateau
capital of Zambia
the capital and largest city of Zambia
capital of Zimbabwe
the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe
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arena
the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand
high country
an area lying above the piedmont but below the timberline
bed ground, bed-ground, bedground
an area on which a drove of cattle or sheep can sleep for a night
broadcast area
the area over which a radio or tv transmission can be received
center, centre, eye, heart, middle
an area that is approximately central within some larger region
corner
a place off to the side of an area
corner
a remote area
disaster area
a region whose population is affected by a general disaster
hangout, haunt, repair, resort, stamping ground
a frequently visited place
fireside, hearth
an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)
hunting ground
an area in which game is hunted
no-go area
an area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is forbidden
no man's land
an unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies
quadrant
the area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle
quadrant
any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes
rain shadow
an area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it
staging area
an area where troops and equipment in transit are assembled before a military operation
clear, open
a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
free port, free zone
an area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties
anchorage, anchorage ground
place for vessels to anchor
playground, resort area, vacation spot
an area where many people go for recreation
block, city block
a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
neighborhood
an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community)
retreat
a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
refuge, safety
a safe place
danger
a dangerous place
scene
the place where some action occurs
section
a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
shrubbery
an area where a number of shrubs are planted
space
an area reserved for some particular purpose
tank farm
an area used exclusively for storing petroleum in large tanks
winner's circle
a small area at a racecourse where awards are given to the owners of winning horses
center stage, centre stage
the central area on a theater stage
central city, city center, city centre
the central part of a city
storm center, storm centre
the central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm
outskirts
outlying areas (as of a city or town)
financial center
the part of a city where financial institutions are centered
hub
a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve
inner city
the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city
air space, airspace
the space in the atmosphere immediately above the earth
crawl space, crawlspace
low space beneath a floor of a building; gives workers access to wiring or plumbing
disc space, disk space
(computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk
medical center
the part of a city where medical facilities are centered
midfield
(sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
flies
(theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
gathering place
a favorite haunt where people gather
key, paint
(basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
no-parking zone
a space where automobiles are not allowed to park
parking space, parking zone
a space where an automobile can be parked
berth, moorage, mooring, slip
a place where a craft can be made fast
roads, roadstead
a partly sheltered anchorage
locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity
a surrounding or nearby region
ashram
(India) a place of religious retreat for Hindus
ashram
a place of religious retreat modeled after the Indian ashram
nook
a sheltered and secluded place
nest
a cosy or secluded retreat
pleasance
a pleasant and secluded part of a garden; usually attached to a mansion
harborage, harbourage
(nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)
sanctum, sanctum sanctorum
a place of inviolable privacy
light
an illuminated area
dark, darkness, shadow
an unilluminated area
field of honor
the scene of a duel
stage
any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something
separation
the space where a division or parting occurs
place, seat
a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
seat
a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
terreplein
level space where heavy guns can be mounted behind the parapet at the top of a rampart
locale, locus, venue
the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
spa, watering hole, watering place
a health resort near a spring or at the seaside
workspace
space allocated for your work (as in an office)
borscht belt, borscht circuit, borsht belt, borsht circuit
(informal) a resort area in the Catskill Mountains of New York that was patronized primarily by Jewish guests
midstream
the middle of a stream
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a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
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