A politically organized body of people under a single government:
— The country's largest manufacturer.
Roget 189: abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, diggings, seat, lap, sojourn, housing, quarters, headquarters, resiance†, tabernacle, throne, ark. home, fatherland; country; homestead, homestall†; fireside; hearth, hearth stone; chimney corner, inglenook, ingle side; harem, seraglio, zenana†; household gods, lares et penates [Lat.], roof, household, housing, dulce domum [Lat.], paternal domicile; native soil, native land. habitat, range, stamping ground; haunt, hangout; biosphere; environment, ecological niche. nest, nidus, snuggery†; arbor, bower, etc. 191; lair, den, cave, hole, hiding place, cell, sanctum sanctorum [Lat.], aerie, eyrie, eyry†, rookery, hive; covert, resort, retreat, perch, roost; nidification; kala jagah†. bivouac, camp, encampment, cantonment, castrametation†; barrack, casemate†, casern†. tent etc. (covering) 223; building etc. (construction) 161; chamber etc. (receptacle) 191; xenodochium†. tenement, messuage, farm, farmhouse, grange, hacienda, toft†. cot, cabin, hut, chalet, croft, shed, booth, stall, hovel, bothy†, shanty, dugout [U.S.], wigwam; pen etc. (inclosure) 232; barn, bawn†; kennel, sty, doghold†, cote, coop, hutch, byre; cow house, cow shed; stable, dovecote, columbary†, columbarium; shippen†; igloo, iglu†, jacal†; lacustrine dwelling†, lacuslake dwelling†, lacuspile dwelling†; log cabin, log house; shack, shebang [Slang], tepee, topek†. house, mansion, place, villa, cottage, box, lodge, hermitage, rus in urbe [Lat.], folly, rotunda, tower, chateau, castle, pavilion, hotel, court, manor-house, capital messuage, hall, palace; kiosk, bungalow; casa [Sp.], country seat, apartment house, flat house, frame house, shingle house, tenement house; temple etc. 1000. hamlet, village, thorp†, dorp†, ham, kraal; borough, burgh, town, city, capital, metropolis; suburb; province, country; county town, county seat; courthouse [U.S.]; ghetto. street, place, terrace, parade, esplanade, alameda†, board walk, embankment, road, row, lane, alley, court, quadrangle, quad, wynd [Scot.], close [Scot.], yard, passage, rents, buildings, mews. square, polygon, circus, crescent, mall, piazza, arcade, colonnade, peristyle, cloister; gardens, grove, residences; block of buildings, market place, place, plaza. anchorage, roadstead, roads; dock, basin, wharf, quay, port, harbor. quarter, parish etc. (region) 181. assembly room, meetinghouse, pump room, spa, watering place; inn; hostel, hostelry; hotel, tavern, caravansary, dak bungalow†, khan, hospice; public house, pub, pot house, mug house; gin mill, gin palace; bar, bar room; barrel house [U.S.], cabaret, chophouse; club, clubhouse; cookshop†, dive [U.S.], exchange [Euph.]; grill room, saloon [U.S.], shebeen†; coffee house, eating house; canteen, restaurant, buffet, cafe, estaminet†, posada†; almshouse†, poorhouse, townhouse [U.S.]. garden, park, pleasure ground, plaisance†, demesne. [quarters for animals] cage, terrarium, doghouse; pen, aviary; barn, stall; zoo. ... show more
Roget 737a: government, legal authority, soveriegn, sovereign authority; authority etc. 737; master etc. 745; direction etc. 693. [nations] national government, nation, state, country, nation-state, dominion, republic, empire, union, democratic republic; kingdom, principality. [subdivisions of nations] state government [Lat.], state; shire [Brit.]; province [Can.]; county [Ire.]; canton [Switz.]; territory [Austral.]; duchy, archduchy, archdukedom†; woiwodshaft; commonwealth; region etc. 181; property etc. 780. [smaller subdivisions] county, parish city, domain, tract, arrondissement [Fr.], mofussil†, commune; wappentake, hundred, riding, lathe, garth†, soke†, tithing; ward, precinct, bailiwick. command, empire, sway, rule; dominion, domination; sovereignty, supremacy, suzerainty; lordship, headship†; chiefdom†; seigniory, seigniority†. rule, sway, command, control, administer; govern etc. (direct) 693; lead, preside over, reign, possess the throne, be seated on the throne, occupy the throne; sway the scepter, wield the scepter; wear the crown. state, realm, body politic, posse comitatus [Lat.]. [person in the governing authority] judicature etc. 965; cabinet etc. (council) 696; seat of government, seat of authority; headquarters. [Acquisition of authority] accession; installation etc. 755; politics etc. 737.1. reign, regime, dynasty; directorship, dictatorship; protectorate, protectorship; caliphate, pashalic†, electorate; presidency, presidentship†; administration; proconsul, consulship; prefecture; seneschalship; magistrature†, magistracy. monarchy; kinghood†, kingship; royalty, regality; aristarchy†, aristocracy; oligarchy, democracy, theocracy, demagogy; commonwealth; dominion; heteronomy; republic, republicanism; socialism; collectivism; mob law, mobocracy†, ochlocracy†; vox populi, imperium in imperio [Lat.]; bureaucracy; beadledom†, bumbledom†; stratocracy; military power, military government, junta; feodality†, feudal system, feudalism. thearchy†, theocracy, dinarchy†; duarchy†, triarchy, heterarchy†; duumvirate; triumvirate; autocracy, autonomy; limited monarchy; constitutional government, constitutional monarchy; home rule; representative government; monocracy†, pantisocracy†. gynarchy†, gynocracy†, gynaeocracy†; petticoat government. [government functions] legislature, judiciary, administration. [Government agencies and institutions] office of the president, office of the prime minister, cabinet; senate, house of representatives, parliament; council etc. 696; courts, supreme court; [U.S. national government departments], state, interior, labor, health and human services, defense, education, agriculture, justice, commerce, treasury; Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI; Central Intelligence Agency, CIA; National Institutes of Health, NIH; Postal Service, Post Office; Federal Aviation Administration, FAA. [national government officials] president, vice president, cabinet member, prime minister, minister; senator, representatative, president pro tem [Lat.], speaker of the house; department head, section head, section chief; federal judge, justice, justice of the supreme court, chief justice; treasurer, secretary of the treasury; director of the FBI. [state government officials] governor, state cabinet member; state senator, assemblyman, assemblywoman. ... show more
is a broader term that covers: commonwealth country | developing country | Dominion | foreign country | Reich | renegade state, rogue nation, rogue state | suzerain | sea power | great power, major power, power, superpower, world power | city-state, city state | ally ... show more.
Dutch: gemenebest, land, staat
Polish: nawa państwowa
The territory occupied by a nation.
is a broader term that covers: banana republic | country of origin, fatherland, homeland, mother country, motherland, native land | buffer country, buffer state | kingdom | tax haven | European country, European nation | African country, African nation | Asian country, Asian nation | South American country, South American nation | North American country, North American nation | sultanate ... show more.
instances of which are: Antigua and Barbuda | Cape Verde, Republic of Cape Verde | Ceylon, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka | Comoros, Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros | Cuba, Republic of Cuba | Haiti, Republic of Haiti | Dominican Republic | Jamaica | Barbados | Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago | Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus | Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominica | East Timor | Fiji, Republic of Fiji | Israel, Sion, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion | Etruria | Australia, Commonwealth of Australia | Federated States of Micronesia, Micronesia, TT | Marshall Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands | Tuvalu | Kiribati, Republic of Kiribati | Nauru, Republic of Nauru | Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea | Bahama Islands, Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas | Burkina Faso, Upper Volta | Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia | Grenada | Maldives, Republic of Maldives | Malta, Republic of Malta | Mauritius, Republic of Mauritius | New Zealand | Palau, Republic of Palau, TT | Philippines, Republic of the Philippines | Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis | Saint Lucia, St. Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Vincent and the Grenadines | Independent State of Samoa, Samoa, Samoa i Sisifo, Western Samoa | Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Thome e Principe, Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome e Principe, St. Thomas and Principe | Republic of Seychelles, Seychelles | Solomon Islands | Rus | Russia, Soviet Union, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR | Russia, Russian Federation | Ukraine, Ukrayina | Turkmen, Turkmenia, Turkmenistan, Turkomen | Friendly Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tonga | Republic of Turkey, Turkey | New Hebrides, Republic of Vanuatu, Vanuatu ... show more.
The people who live in a nation or country:
— The whole country worshipped him.
An area outside of cities and towns:
— His poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country.
synonym: rural area.
Dutch: country, grondgebied, land, landerijen, landouwen, open veld, platteland, provincie
A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography):
— Bible country.
is a specific kind of: region.
is a broader term that covers: arena | high country | bed-ground, bed ground, bedground | broadcast area | center, centre, eye, heart, middle | corner | corner | disaster area | hangout, haunt, repair, resort, stamping ground | fireside, hearth | hunting ground | no-go area | no man's land | quadrant | quadrant | rain shadow | staging area | clear, open | free port, free zone | anchorage, anchorage ground | playground, resort area, vacation spot | block, city block | neighborhood | retreat | refuge, safety | danger | scene | section | shrubbery | space | tank farm | trouble spot | winner's circle ... show more.
instances of which are: Bermuda Triangle.
Dutch: gebied, terrein
Moby thesaurus: Arcadian, acres, agrarian, agrestic, agricultural, airspace, alluvion, alluvium, arable land, area, belt, blue-ribbon jury, boondocks, bucolic, campestral, clay, clod, confines, continental shelf, corridor, countrified, countryside, crust, department, dirt, district, division, dry land, dust, earth, environs, farm, fatherland, freehold, glebe, grand jury, grassland, ground, heartland, hinterland, home, homeland, hung jury, inquest, jury, jury list, jury of inquest, jury of matrons, jury panel, land, landholdings, lithosphere, lowland, marginal land, marl, milieu, mold, mother country, motherland, mountains, nation, native land, neighborhood, offshore rights, outback, outland, panel, part, parts, pastoral, petit jury, place, police jury, power, precincts, premises, provinces, provincial, purlieus, quarter, real estate, real property, realm, region, regolith, rural, rustic, salient, section, sessions, sod, soil, space, special jury, state, sticks, subaerial deposit, subsoil, terra, terra firma, terrain, territory, the country, three-mile limit, topsoil, trial jury, twelve-mile limit, upland, venire, vicinage, vicinity, wilderness, woodland, woods, zone ... show more.
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