- 1A group of houses and associated buildings, larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town, situated in a rural area.More 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.
- 1.1A self-contained district or community within a town or city, regarded as having features characteristic of village life: the Olympic villageMore 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.
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- 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.
late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin villa 'country house'.