countryside etymology

English word countryside comes from English country, English -side

Detailed word origin of countryside

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
country English (eng) (archaic) An area of land; a district, region. [from 13th c.]. (mining) The rock through which a vein runs.. (usually preceded by “the”) A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; the countryside. [from 16th c.]. 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 [...]
-side English (eng) (chiefly, UK) Forms proper nouns naming the conurbation around a river.. Forms adjectives and adverbs describing position in relation to a dividing line or other separation.. Forms adjectives describing position next to or alongside an object.. Forms nouns describing the area alongside or around an object.
countryside English (eng) A rural area, or the rural part of a larger area, as in "the Swedish countryside.". A rural landscape.

Words with the same origin as countryside

Descendants of -side
bedside roadside