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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person from one's own country; a compatriot.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of a particular country.
  • n. A man who lives in the country or has country ways.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Somebody from a certain country.
  • n. Somebody from one's own country.
  • n. country dweller, especially a follower of country pursuits
  • n. a settled person, as opposed to a traveller

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An inhabitant or native of a region.
  • n. One born in the same country with another; a compatriot; -- used with a possessive pronoun.
  • n. One who dwells in the country, as distinguished from a townsman or an inhabitant of a city; a rustic; a husbandman or farmer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inhabitant or a native of a particular region.
  • n. One born in the same country with another.
  • n. One who dwells in the country, as opposed to the town; hence, a rustic; a farmer or husbandman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a man from your own country
  • n. a man who lives in the country and has country ways

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