Definition of village in English:

village

noun

  • 1A group of houses and associated buildings, larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town, situated in a rural area.

    • ‘The charity is even planning a portable gym that can be packed in a van and taken to village halls in the area.’
    • ‘In villages and rural areas, Clifden and Carraroe are likely to see growth in employment and services.’
    • ‘Deaths can be prevented by drivers slowing down for the sake of our kids, particularly in towns, villages and on rural roads.’
    • ‘The parish council has also voiced its unease at more houses in the village and wants the area for community use.’
    • ‘It has a busy town of characteristic corrugated iron buildings, and fishing villages of leaf houses built on poles over the water.’
    • ‘The coast I like, towns, villages, and even hamlets I like, but the countryside and I do not really get on.’
    • ‘In rural areas, villages are often composed of kin groups that offer support during difficult times.’
    • ‘Thankfully there are many more enlightened towns and villages in the area that welcome visitors however they may travel.’
    • ‘In many rural areas the police abandon villages and small towns after 5pm.’
    • ‘The main town would be the central point of an area with the outriding hamlets and villages contributing to the town's collection.’
    • ‘The population was essentially rural with numerous small villages and towns housing less than 1000 people.’
    • ‘It enhances the rural areas and towns and villages look so much better when litter free.’
    • ‘The Swinford / Charlestown route will run on Tuesdays and will connect towns and villages in the area.’
    • ‘This space is a maze of back roads, a pattern of small hills, fine houses and pretty little villages.’
    • ‘The role of women differs greatly between middle-class urban areas and rural villages.’
    • ‘The building later became the village hall, then a youth hostel with community use in the winter.’
    • ‘Today one increasingly finds modern block and cement houses in both provincial villages and urban areas.’
    • ‘In seaside towns and villages, tourism and fishing are important parts of the economy.’
    • ‘People can vote at the village post office, in the village hall or post their ballot slip to the county council.’
    • ‘In many towns and villages, such a house acts not only as a place to live, but also as a tourist attraction, bringing visitors in their droves.’
    community, colony, outpost, encampment
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    1. 1.1A self-contained district or community within a town or city, regarded as having features characteristic of village life.
      ‘the Olympic village’
      • ‘Although I live in the city now, when I was small I lived in a village within the city.’
      • ‘The area proposed for the Olympic Village is the Lower Lea Valley in East London.’
      • ‘The famous village within a city is a conservation area and its imposing stone buildings are listed.’
    2. 1.2US (in the US) a small municipality with limited corporate powers.

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

village

/ˈvilij/