Country vs Year - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between country and year

is that country is (label) an area of land; a district, region while year is the time it takes the earth to complete one revolution of the sun (between 36524 and 36526 days depending on the point of reference).

As an adjective country

is from or in the countryside or connected with it.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (label) An area of land; a district, region.
  • * 2010 , David Vann, The Observer , 7 Mar 2010:
  • We walk along flat, open country , red dirt and spinifex grass, a few short trees.
  • 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.
  • * 2007 , Chris Moss, The Guardian , 17 Feb 2007:
  • This is condor country - the only region this far east where you can see the magnificent vulture - and a small national park straddling the passes, El Condorito, is a good stopover for walkers and birders.
  • The territory of a nation, especially an independent nation state or formerly independent nation; a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=5 , passage=By one o'clock the place was choc-a-bloc. […] The restaurant was packed, and the promenade between the two main courts and the subsidiary courts was thronged with healthy-looking youngish people, drawn to the Mecca of tennis from all parts of the country .}}
  • * 1994 , (Nelson Mandela), Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 3:
  • It is a beautiful country of rolling hills, fertile valleys, and a thousand rivers and streams which keep the landscape green even in winter.
  • * 2010 , The Economist , 3 Feb 2011:
  • These days corporate Germany looks rather different. Volkswagen, the country ’s leading carmaker, wants to be the world’s biggest by 2018.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= T time , passage=The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries' by locating intellectual property in them, which is then licensed to related businesses in high-tax ' countries , is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies.}}
  • *, II.17:
  • *:I was borne and brought up in the Countrie , and amidst husbandry.
  • * 2000 , Alexander Chancellor, The Guardian , 4 Mar.:
  • I have always thought that one of the main reasons for the popularity of blood sports in the country is the pointlessness of going outdoors with no purpose or destination in mind.
  • Country music.
  • (label) The rock through which a vein runs.
  • Derived terms

    /* Derived terms */ * country mile * countryside * countrywide * high country * old country

    See also



  • From or in the countryside or connected with it.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=When this conversation was repeated in detail within the hearing of the young woman in question, and undoubtedly for his benefit, Mr. Trevor threw shame to the winds and scandalized the Misses Brewster then and there by proclaiming his father to have been a country storekeeper.}}
  • Of or connected to country music.
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    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete) * (obsolete)


    (wikipedia year) (en noun)
  • The time it takes the Earth to complete one revolution of the Sun (between 365.24 and 365.26 days depending on the point of reference).
  • (by extension) The time it takes for any planetary body to make one revolution around another body.
  • A period between set dates that mark a year, from January 1 to December 31 by the Gregorian calendar.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The attack of the MOOCs , passage=Dotcom mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations.}}
  • A scheduled part of a calendar year spent in a specific activity.
  • (sciences) A Julian year, exactly 365.25 days, represented by "a".
  • A level or grade in school or college.
  • The proportion of a creature's lifespan equivalent to one year of an average human lifespan (see also dog year).
  • Synonyms

    * (one revolution of the Sun by the Earth) twelvemonth * (time to make one revolution by any body) anomalistic year, Gaussian year, sidereal year, tropical year * (period between set dates) calendar year, civil year, legal year * (specific uses) fiscal year, liturgical year, school year

    Derived terms

    * calendar year * civil year * dog year * donkey's years * fiscal year * gap year * golden years * in the year of our Lord * in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ * last year * leap year * legal year * liturgical year * on in years * school year * sidereal year * sunset years * the year dot * twilight years * yearbook * year by year * year-end * year-long * year of our Lord * year of our Lord Jesus Christ * -year-old * year-round * yearhundred * yearling * yearly * yesteryear

    See also

    * day * week * month




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