country-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: area outside the city

Commentary:Rural areas.

Aunt Sally lives way out in the country
If you hate concrete so much then you should move out to the country.

WordNet 1.7 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 2: sociopolitical group of people

Commentary:COUNTRY[+group][+people][+sociopolitical] The people represented by and comprising a nation.

The country's new leader will take office next month.
The two countries have ended their animosities.
Their country has a trade surplus and ours has a deficit. (Note: the country is a proxy for the people who are affected by the trade status)
The whole country is rooting for their soccer team.

WordNet 1.7 Sense Numbers: 2, 3

Sense Number 3: geopolitical location

Commentary:The land owned by a government and the government itself.

Italy is the boot-shaped country in Europe.
Their country is rich in natural resources
Every village green throughout the country has a war memorial.
Their country is arid and largely uninhabited except along the river.

WordNet 1.7 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 4: a region, location characterized informally by a trait

Commentary:COUNTRY[+location][+region][+informal][+characterized][+by_trait] Area of land informally defined as having some particular characteristic. Usually directly preceded by a noun or adjective.

Welcome to potato country.
We don't do that sort of thing out here in farm country.
They don't sell electronics out in Amish country.
Joe lives in Bible country.
You'll need to be more careful in bear country.

WordNet 1.7 Sense Numbers: 5