Origin of rural
Examples from the Web for rural
These are young fathers, rural farmers, usually growing banana or coffee or subsistence crops.
For the first time in American history, rural America has been losing population.
She is also head of the Sabancı Foundation, which conducts female-empowerment programs for women in rural Turkey.
Rural churches were deserted, and the connection between the land and the bounty of harvests was gone.
“In almost all rural areas of Switzerland, it is customary to eat cats and dogs,” she says.Will the Swiss Quit Cooking their Kittens and Puppies?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rural Russia was organized on a democratic principle which still prevails throughout that broad land.Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)|Charles Morris
The average number of pupils belonging during the year to the rural schools was 76,341.Social Problems in Porto Rico|Fred K. Fleagle
That story of a thousand men from the rural community of northeastern America is absolutely false.Huts in Hell|Daniel A. Poling
The influence of certain great corporations is likely to be felt on the rural readjustment.The Country-Life Movement in the United States|L.H. Bailey
The rural mind needs frequent stimulus, and it needs frequent association with many minds.Society|Henry Kalloch Rowe
British Dictionary definitions for rural
Word Origin for rural
Word Origin and History 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]