An English village.
- Village means relating to a residential area smaller than a town.
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.
- The definition of a village is an residential area in the country that is smaller than a town.
An example of a village is a small area of homes and businesses.
- a group of houses in the country, larger than a hamlet and smaller than a city or town
- such a community incorporated as a municipality
- the people of a village, collectively; villagers
- a group or cluster of the habitations of animals or birds
Origin of villageOld French ; from Classical Latin villaticus, belonging to a country house ; from villa, country house, farm: see villa
- A small group of dwellings in a rural area, usually ranking in size between a hamlet and a town.
- In some US states, an incorporated community smaller in population than a town.
- The inhabitants of a village; villagers.
- A dense group of animal habitations: a prairie dog village.
Origin of villageMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin v&imacron;llaticum, farmstead, from neuter of v&imacron;llaticus, of a villa or farmstead, from v&imacron;lla, country house, farm; see weik-1 in Indo-European roots.