- a small community or group of houses in a rural area, larger than a hamlet and usually smaller than a town, and sometimes (as in parts of the U.S.) incorporated as a municipality.
- the inhabitants of such a community collectively.
- a group of animal dwellings resembling a village: a gopher village.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a village: village life.
Origin of village
- The, a city in central Oklahoma.
Examples from the Web for village
On the southern side of the JSA, there is a village called Daeseong-dong (대성동).
On the northern side of the Joint Security Area between North and South Korea, there is a village called Kijong-dong (기정동).
Back in Iran, he once got word that the Iranians were going to raid a village where his men were stationed.
In the weeks following the Sept. 9, car bombing at the Iranian base, Iran raided a village in the Pakistani district of Chagai.
In this smaller town, there are only five families, the village chief says.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
Even the village was too human, too modern, for his early-pagan mood.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
It is the superintendent of the factory in our village—a man rich, or, at any rate, well-to-do.
That morning a rumor had reached the village of a famine in the island of Crete.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
It occurred to him that he could sell them at a market store in the village.
The house had been built only three years, and was the show-place of the village.
- a small group of houses in a country area, larger than a hamlet
- the inhabitants of such a community collectively
- an incorporated municipality smaller than a town in various parts of the US and Canada
- a group of habitats of certain animals
- NZ a self-contained city area having its own shops, etc
- (modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of a villagea village green
Word Origin and History for village
late 14c., "inhabited place larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town," from Old French village "houses and other buildings in a group" (usually smaller than a town), from Latin villaticum "farmstead" (with outbuildings), noun use of neuter singular of villaticus "having to do with a farmstead or villa," from villa "country house" (see villa). Village idiot is recorded from 1907.