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Country vs. Nation

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Main Difference

The main difference between Country and Nation is that the Country is a distinct region in geography; a broad term that can include political divisions or regions associated with distinct political characteristics and Nation is a community of people who share a common language, culture, ethnicity, descent, or history

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  • Country (noun)

    An area of land; a district, region. from 13th c.

  • Country (noun)

    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.

  • Country (noun)

    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.

  • Country (noun)

    A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; the countryside. from 16th c.

  • Country (noun)

    ellipsis of country musicfrom 20th c.

  • Country (noun)

    The rock through which a vein runs.

  • Country (noun)

    The female genitalia, especially the vagina.

  • Country (adjective)

    From or in the countryside or connected with it.

  • Country (adjective)

    Of or connected to country music.

  • Nation (noun)

    A historically constituted, stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, ethnicity and/or psychological make-up manifested in a common culture.

    "The Roma are a nation without a country."

    "The Kurdish people constitute a nation in the Middle East"

  • Nation (noun)

    A sovereign state.

    "Though legally single nations, many states comprise several distinct cultural or ethnic groups."

  • Nation (noun)

    An association of students based on its members' birthplace or ethnicity. t

    "Once widespread across Europe in medieval times, nations are now largely restricted to the ancient universities of Sweden and Finland."

  • Nation (noun)

    A great number; a great deal.

  • Nation (noun)

    Damnation.

  • Nation (adverb)

    Extremely, very.

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Country (noun)

    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.

  • Country (noun)

    Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.

  • Country (noun)

    The inhabitants or people of a state or a region; the populace; the public. Hence: (a) One's constituents. (b) The whole body of the electors of state; as, to dissolve Parliament and appeal to the country.

  • Country (noun)

    A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.

  • Country (noun)

    The rock through which a vein runs.

  • Country (adjective)

    Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city.

  • Country (adjective)

    Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners.

  • Country (adjective)

    Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.

  • Nation (noun)

    A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock.

  • Nation (noun)

    The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own.

  • Nation (noun)

    Family; lineage.

  • Nation (noun)

    One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe.

  • Nation (noun)

    A great number; a great deal; - by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs.

Webster Dictionary
  • Country (noun)

    the territory occupied by a nation;

    "he returned to the land of his birth"

    "he visited several European countries"

  • Country (noun)

    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"

  • Country (noun)

    the people who live in a nation or country;

    "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"

    "the news was announced to the nation"

    "the whole country worshipped him"

  • Country (noun)

    an area outside of cities and towns;

    "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"

  • Country (noun)

    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"

  • Nation (noun)

    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"

  • Nation (noun)

    the people who live in a nation or country;

    "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"

    "the news was announced to the nation"

    "the whole country worshipped him"

  • Nation (noun)

    a federation of tribes (especially native American tribes);

    "the Shawnee nation"

  • Nation (noun)

    United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)

Princeton's WordNet

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