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country

1. a territory distinguished by its people, culture, language, geography, etc.
2. an area of land distinguished by its political autonomy; state
3. the people of a territory or state
4. 
a. the part of the land that is away from cities or industrial areas; rural districts
b. (as modifier): country cottage
5. one's native land or nation of citizenship
6. go or appeal to the country Chiefly Brit to dissolve Parliament and hold an election
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He will spend the weekend at Number 10 and Chequers, weighing up with close allies whether or not to gamble on going to the country just months after taking over at Downing Street.
"We have cut the odds on Gordon Brown going to the country this year from 4/1 to 3/1 after punters who we know to be well connected in the world of politics staked substantial bets," said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe.
More than half said Tony Blair should delay going to the country until after May 3.