Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Areas and places outside of towns and cities - thesaurus

Related words

the back of beyond

a place that is far away from any towns or cities

backwater

noun

a place, situation, or organization in which nothing exciting or important happens, and in which people still have old-fashioned ideas

backwoods

noun

an area that is far away from any towns, usually a place that has not yet become modern

beyond the black stump

Australian a long way from towns, shops etc

the boondocks

noun

Americaninformal a place that is a long way from a town or city

Bullamakanka

Australian an imaginary town, used as a typical example of a town that is a long way from any other towns or cities

bundu

noun

South African a remote area or areas of the countryside

the bush

noun

areas in hot countries like Australia and Africa that are not used for growing crops. They are usually far from cities and very few people live there.

country

noun

areas away from cities and large towns, consisting of fields, farms, villages etc

country park

noun

a large area of land in the country for people to visit

countryside

noun

the area outside towns and cities, with farms, fields, and trees

green belt

noun

an area of land around large cities where no buildings are allowed in order to protect the countryside

hinterland

noun

an area that is a long way from a town or city

hinterland

noun

a region that is near to a town or city and whose economy depends on it

hinterland

noun

a place that is far away from busy or interesting places

in the middle of nowhere

a long way from any town or city

motor park

noun

Australian an area in the countryside with places to stay, restaurants, and other services for people who are travelling by car

national park

noun

a large area of countryside that is protected by the government to preserve its natural beauty

the Never-never

Australianinformal the parts of central Australia that are very dry and far from any cities or towns

the outback

noun

the large areas of land in Australia that are not used for growing crops and are far away from any city or town

(out the) back o’ Bourke

in the country, a long way from any towns

park

noun

an area in the countryside, often with an important natural feature such as water or mountains, that is protected by the government for people to enjoy

platteland

noun

South African country areas in South Africa that are far from big cities

the sticks

noun

informal an area far from a town or city

the wilds of...

an area where few or no people live

Woop Woop

Australianinformal a place that is far from any towns or cities

BuzzWord

gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play