What does country mean?

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  1. (archaic) An area of land; a district, region. [from 13th c.]
  2. 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. [from 13th c.]
  3. The territory of a nation, especially an independent nation state or formerly independent nation; a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area. [from 14th c.]
  4. (usually preceded by “the”) A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; the countryside. [from 16th c.]
  5. Country music. [from 20th c.]
  6. (mining) The rock through which a vein runs.
  1. From or in the countryside or connected with it.
  2. Of or connected to country music.
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