from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman from one's own country; a compatriot.
- n. A woman from a particular country.
- n. A woman who lives in the country or has country ways.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A female compatriot
- n. A woman who lives in the country or has retained country ways
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman born, or dwelling, in the country, as opposed to the city; a woman born or dwelling in the same country with another native or inhabitant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female inhabitant or native of a particular country or region.
- n. A woman born in the same country with another person.
- n. A woman belonging to the country, as opposed to the town.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman who lives in the country and has country ways
- n. a woman from your own country
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Must say 'the duchess' really looked the part of the 'countrywoman'.
"countrywoman" was judicious, and I determined to be governed by it.
'countrywoman' was judicious, and I determined to be governed by it.
In Sydney, Australia, three years ago, Petkovic and Julia Goerges, her 22-year-old German countrywoman, were sharing a room to save on expenses when they had to play each other in a tournament.
Asada uncorked a majestic triple axel in the first 20 seconds of her program, high and tight and textbook right, the first by a woman in the Olympic Games since her countrywoman Midori Ito landed one in the long program at the 1992 Albertville Olympics — yet she still didn't come close to winning the short program.
Wow! said Riesch, whose countrywoman, Viktoria Rebensburg, won the giant slalom Thursday.
You were a countrywoman of Jane Austen's, born just a generation after hers.
In the women's event, Caroline Rotich of Kenya outkicked her countrywoman Edna Kiplagat on the home stretch to shatter the course record by 33 seconds and break the tape in 1:08.52.
Her countrywoman Samantha Stosur, the U.S. Open champion, is bearing the cross of attempting to become first homegrown winner of the Australian Open since Chris O'Neil in 1978, though she has never made it past the fourth round.
When Kim Clijsters and countrywoman Justine Henin meet up in Brussels on July 8th, they hope to break the all time tennis attendance record set by King and Riggs of 30,472.