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Country vs. Territory

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Countrynoun

(chiefly British) An area of land; a district, region.

Territorynoun

A large extent or tract of land; for example a region, country or district.

Countrynoun

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.

Territorynoun

(Canada) One of three of Canada's federated entities, located in the country's Arctic, with fewer powers than a province and created by an act of Parliament rather than by the Constitution: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

Countrynoun

The territory of a nation, especially an independent nation state or formerly independent nation; a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area.

Territorynoun

A geographic area under control of a single governing entity such as state or municipality; an area whose borders are determined by the scope of political power rather than solely by natural features such as rivers and ridges.

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Countrynoun

(usually preceded by “the”) A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; the countryside.

Territorynoun

(ecology) An area that an animal of a particular species consistently defends against its conspecifics.

Countrynoun

ellipsis of country music

Territorynoun

The part of the playing field or board over which a player or team has control.

Countrynoun

(mining) The rock through which a vein runs.

Territorynoun

A geographic area that a person or organization is responsible for in the course of work.

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Countrynoun

The female genitalia, especially the vagina.

Territorynoun

A location or logical space which someone owns or controls.

Countryadjective

From or in the countryside or connected with it.

Territorynoun

A market segment or scope of professional practice over which an organization or type of practitioner has exclusive rights.

Countryadjective

Of or connected to country music.

Territorynoun

An area of subject matter, knowledge, or experience.

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Countrynoun

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.

‘Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred.’; ‘I might have learned this by my last exile,that change of countries cannot change my state.’; ‘Many a famous realmAnd country, whereof here needs no account’;

Territorynoun

A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district.

‘He looked, and saw wide territory spreadBefore him - towns, and rural works between.’;

Countrynoun

Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.

‘As they walked, on their way into the country.’; ‘God made the covatry, and man made the town.’; ‘Only very great men were in the habit of dividing the year between town and country.’;

Territorynoun

The extent of land belonging to, or under the dominion of, a prince, state, or other form of government; often, a tract of land lying at a distance from the parent country or from the seat of government; as, the territory of a State; the territories of the East India Company.

Countrynoun

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.

‘All the country in a general voiceCried hate upon him.’;

Territorynoun

In the United States, a portion of the country not included within the limits of any State, and not yet admitted as a State into the Union, but organized with a separate legislature, under a Territorial governor and other officers appointed by the President and Senate of the United States. In Canada, a similarly organized portion of the country not yet formed into a Province.

Countrynoun

A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.

Territorynoun

a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

Countrynoun

The rock through which a vein runs.

Territorynoun

an area of knowledge or interest;

‘his questions covered a lot of territory’;

Countryadjective

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

Territorynoun

the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state;

‘American troops were stationed on Japanese soil’;

Countryadjective

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

Territory

A territory is an administrative division, usually an area that is under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state. In most countries, a territory is an organized division of an area that is controlled by a country but is not formally developed into, or incorporated into, a political unit of the country that is of equal status to other political units that may often be referred to by words such as or or .

‘provinces’; ‘regions’; ‘states’;

Countryadjective

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

‘She, bowing herself towards him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, spake in her country language.’;

Countrynoun

the territory occupied by a nation;

‘he returned to the land of his birth’; ‘he visited several European countries’;

Countrynoun

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’;

Countrynoun

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’;

Countrynoun

an area outside of cities and towns;

‘his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country’;

Countrynoun

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’;

Countrynoun

a nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory

‘the country's increasingly precarious economic position’; ‘Spain, Italy, and other European countries’;

Countrynoun

the people of a nation

‘the whole country took to the streets’;

Countrynoun

districts and small settlements outside large urban areas or the capital

‘a country lane’; ‘the airfield is right out in the country’;

Countrynoun

an area or region with regard to its physical features

‘a tract of wild country’;

Countrynoun

a region associated with a particular person, work, or television programme

‘an old mansion in Stevenson's ‘Kidnapped’ country’;

Countrynoun

short for country music

Country

A country is a distinct territorial body or political entity (i.e. a nation).

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