The definition of a village is an residential area in the country that is smaller than a town.(noun)
An example of a village is a small area of homes and businesses.
Village means relating to a residential area smaller than a town.(adjective)
An example of village used as an adjective is in the phrase "village doctor," which means a doctor who serves the residents of that area.
See village in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L villaticus, belonging to a country house < villa, country house, farm: see villa
See village in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin vīllāticum, farmstead
Origin: , from neuter of vīllāticus, of a villa or farmstead
Origin: , from vīlla, country house, farm; see weik-1 in Indo-European roots.
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