Village definition

vĭlĭj
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A small group of dwellings in a rural area, usually ranking in size between a hamlet and a town.
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The inhabitants of a village; villagers.
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Of, in, for, or characteristic of a village.
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(UK) A rural habitation that has a church, but no market.
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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.

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A rural habitation of size between a hamlet and a town.

There are 2 churches and 3 shops in our village.

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(Australia) A planned community such as a retirement community or shopping district.
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In some US states, an incorporated community smaller in population than a town.
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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.

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A group or cluster of the habitations of animals or birds.
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A group of houses in the country, larger than a hamlet and smaller than a city or town.
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Such a community incorporated as a municipality.
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The people of a village, collectively; villagers.
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A dense group of animal habitations.

A prairie dog village.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
village
Plural:
villages

Origin of village

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin vīllāticum farmstead from neuter of vīllāticus of a villa or farmstead from vīlla country house, farm weik-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle French village, from Latin villaticus, ultimately from Latin villa (English villa).

    From Wiktionary