Village

[vil-ij]
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British Dictionary definitions for the-village

village

noun
  1. a small group of houses in a country area, larger than a hamlet
  2. the inhabitants of such a community collectively
  3. an incorporated municipality smaller than a town in various parts of the US and Canada
  4. a group of habitats of certain animals
  5. NZ a self-contained city area having its own shops, etc
  6. (modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of a villagea village green
Derived Formsvillage-like, adjective

Word Origin for village

C15: from Old French, from ville farm, from Latin: villa
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Word Origin and History for the-village

village

n.

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.

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