from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rural region.
  • noun The inhabitants of a rural region.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A section of country; a piece of land; a neighborhood.
  • noun The inhabitants or dwellers of a district or section of country; a neighborhood: as, the whole country-side was aroused by the news.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun engraving A particular rural district; a country neighborhood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A rural landscape.
  • noun A rural area, or the rural part of a larger area, as in "the Swedish countryside."

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

  • noun rural regions


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country +‎ -side



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    July 19, 2008

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