- of, relating to, or characteristic of the country, country life, or country people; rustic: rural tranquillity.
- living in the country: the rural population.
- of or relating to agriculture: rural economy.
- a person who lives in a rural area.
Origin of rural
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Antonyms for rural
Related Words for non-ruraldowntown, civil, metropolitan, civic, central, municipal, popular, public, town, village, burghal, citified, oppidan
Examples from the Web for non-rural
Historical Examples of non-rural
The Country Girl has no reason to be ashamed of the part she has borne in the non-rural world.The American Country Girl
Martha Foote Crow
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the country or country life
- living in or accustomed to the country
- of, relating to, or associated with farming
Word Origin for rural
early 15c., from Old French rural (14c.), from Latin ruralis "of the countryside," from rus (genitive ruris) "open land, country," from PIE *reue- "to open; space" (see room (n.)).
In early examples, there is usually little or no difference between the meanings of rural and rustic, but in later use the tendency is to employ rural when the idea of locality (country scenes, etc.) is prominent, and rustic when there is a suggestion of the more primitive qualities or manners naturally attaching to country life. [OED]