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countries meaning

EN[ˈkʌntɹiz]
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    Definition of countries in English Dictionary

  • NounBFcountrySUF-ies
    1. plural of country.
      1. But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 (the average of the 15 poorest countries’ own poverty lines, measured in 2005 dollars and adjusted for differences in purchasing power): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • ollective term — with permutations such as PIIGGS to include Ireland and Great Britain among the list of debt-ridden countries — has been denounced by politicians in Portugal and Spain.
      • Of note, icodextrin was not available in our country for any patient during the study period.
      • I'm sick of his sounding off about how he thinks this country should run!
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • At the same time, it is pouring money into cleaning up the country.
      • But governments and central banks vouched for the zombie banks, which were able to keep borrowing dollars from banks in other countries.
      • Figures a teahadist would define jingoism as love of country.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Noun forms
        • Plurals
          • Plurals ending in "-ies"
          • Noun plural forms
            • Plurals ending in "-ies"
          • Nouns with common ending formations
            • Plurals ending in "-ies"

        Other Vocabulary

        Look-Alike Words
        1. en counties
        2. en countrie
        3. en contribs
        4. en contrees
        5. fr contrées
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        Meaning of countries for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "countries" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form and a nouns with common ending formation.
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