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village

Syllabification: vil·lage
Pronunciation: /ˈvilij
 
/

Definition of village in English:

noun

1A group of houses and associated buildings, larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town, situated in a rural area.
Example sentences
  • The population was essentially rural with numerous small villages and towns housing less than 1000 people.
  • The parish council has also voiced its unease at more houses in the village and wants the area for community use.
  • The building later became the village hall, then a youth hostel with community use in the winter.
Synonyms
small town, hamlet;
settlement, community;
whistle-stop;
1.1A self-contained district or community within a town or city, regarded as having features characteristic of village life: the Olympic village
More example sentences
  • Although I live in the city now, when I was small I lived in a village within the city.
  • The famous village within a city is a conservation area and its imposing stone buildings are listed.
  • The area proposed for the Olympic Village is the Lower Lea Valley in East London.
1.2US (In the US) a small municipality with limited corporate powers.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin villa 'country house'.

Derivatives

villager

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Meanwhile, villagers hoping to get to know their new officer were disappointed.
  • The demand among villagers to join the programme is attributed to the rapid growth in rural traffic.
  • The local villagers were initially scared by the arrival of the military unit but soon settled down.

Words that rhyme with village

grillage, pillage, spillage, stillage, tillage

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